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Title:Assessing Word Learning: The Use of Dynamic Measures
Author(s):Burton, Vera Joanna
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Watkins, Ruth V.
Department / Program:Speech and Hearing Science
Discipline:Speech and Hearing Science
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Abstract:The dynamic assessment of word learning was less influenced by environmental factors than the static vocabulary measures; however, the data also revealed a more complicated outcome. Differences emerged between the participants in the high-risk, low-risk and language disability groups, not just on the static measures of vocabulary, but on almost every measure. This finding indicated that by first grade, measures of underlying aptitude and ability are also affected by environmental variables. Further, the results indicated that the initial theoretical model of vocabulary development used for this study did not account for the complete picture of vocabulary development. A revised theoretical model of word learning and vocabulary development was necessary to account for the underlying language aptitude and the demographic factors that influence vocabulary development. There were a number of clinical implications of the findings, both for the use of standardized static and nonstandardized measures.
Issue Date:2005
Description:130 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182228
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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