The Challenge of Rich Vocabulary Instruction for Children With Developmental Language Disorder

Karla K. McGregor, Amanda Owen Van Horne, Maura Curran, and Susan Wagner Cook. The Challenge of Rich Vocabulary Instruction for Children With Developmental Language Disorder. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (February 2021). https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_LSHSS-20-00110

This case study explored responses of children with developmental language disorder (DLD) to rich vocabulary instruction. Children with DLD participated in a language intervention embedded within a science camp. Some children with DLD respond to rich vocabulary instruction but the gains are modest. The researchers identify potential factors that contributed to the outcomes, and urge that more studies be done with vocabulary interventions that are more precisely tailored to individual needs.

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