Navigation Links
New Study Shows Parents How to Increase Their Kid's Success in Reading
Date:5/4/2010

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Releases Study That Shows Pointing to Words During Story Time Enhances Children's Literacy Development

Rockville, MD (Vocus) May 4, 2010 -- While it is common knowledge that reading to children helps them learn to read, a recent study suggests that by pointing to the words being read and talking about print, children's literacy development can be greatly enhanced.

The study published in the journal Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), was conducted to determine the effectiveness of teachers' use of a print-referencing style during story time.

The results showed that preschool teachers can make very small adjustments in the way they read books aloud that make very large differences in children's literacy development. In a study of 379 children, those who experienced a print-referencing style of reading had significantly higher print knowledge scores after only 30 weeks.

"This study was conducted in classrooms with preschool teachers but has direct implications for parents,” according to first author Laura Justice, PhD, CCC-SLP. "Parents can easily help their children become better readers by not only reading to them every night but by also pointing to the words as they read aloud to their child.” Justice further explains that "although reading aloud is important to children's language development, its influence mostly affects oral language skills unless adults explicitly reference the written code. Talking to children about words that, for example, begin with the letter R after reading the word radio can greatly enhance literacy development.”

The entire paper can be found at http://lshss.asha.org/cgi/content/abstract/0161-1461_2010_09-0056.

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 140,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders.

View all ASHA press releases at www.asha.org/about/news.

Listen to all ASHA podcasts at http://podcast.asha.org.
CONTACT
Kimberly O'Sullivan
301-296-8715 (Office)
301-987-8420 (Mobile)

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/literacy/reading/prweb3960924.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds
2. Study finds cutting colonoscopy preparation from 2 days to 1 day just as effective
3. Study finds key protein controls T-cell proliferation
4. Pay-for-performance programs may worsen medical disparities, study finds
5. Phase II study of an oral therapy for Gaucher disease yields positive results
6. Most common cancers in the world decreasing in Alberta: Study
7. For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
8. Prostate Cancer Test a Flop in Study
9. Study Published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association Shows Algal DHA Improved Memory and Learning in Healthy Adults Age 55 and Older
10. Study evaluates importance of timeliness of care in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
11. Male obesity linked to low testosterone levels, study shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Study Shows Parents How to Increase Their Kid's Success in Reading 
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... May kicked off with Melanoma ... United States. Dermatologist Dr. Ellen Turner is encouraging her patients, as well as residents ... on skin safety and health now and in the future. , The dermatology-specific awareness ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... is transforming breastfeeding for nursing mothers. The company’s patented technology, The Smart Breastfeeding ... Today, the company announced that the technology is now available for purchase at ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Francesca Loparco, Co-Founder of Queen City Dream Cars, an exotic ... LASIK procedure at Christenbury Eye Center. The entrepreneur struggled with her computer, riding ... same day as her in-office consultation and eye exam. Francesca’s eyesight was restored to ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... The preeminent surgical aftercare facility Pearl Recovery Retreat ... cancer surgery. In March 2016, the 61-year-old model and reality TV star was diagnosed ... in the milk ducts, according to an interview with the Daily Mail Online ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... billing and compliance. In upcoming months, AudioEducator has lined up some informative training ... is designed to give complete compliance know-how and practical, easy-to-apply advice. , On ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... Mo. , May 3, 2016 ... Medical Center,s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) ... commercialize new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices. ... BioNovus Innovations with rights to license, develop and ... "This partnership represents a ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... -- ACME Markets, Delaware County ... Delaware County Councilman Dave White announced today ... ACME pharmacies across Delaware County ... (CDC), naloxone has saved 26,463 lives nationwide over the past 20 ... County were authorized to administer naloxone to overdose victims, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) announced today that it is ... a video of two patients who tell their personal story and encourage those at risk ... Meet Jacque: Hepatitis C ... ... Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy (PRNewsFoto/Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: