Navigation Links
Preschoolers' language skills improve more when they're placed with more-skilled peers
Date:10/25/2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio Preschool children with relatively poor language skills improve more if they are placed in classrooms with high-achieving students, a new study found.

Researchers found that children with relatively poor language skills either didn't improve over the course of one academic year, or actually lost ground in development of language skills, when they were placed with other low-achieving students.

The results have important implications because many preschool programs in the United States are targeted to children in poverty, who may exhibit lags in their development of language skills, said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State University.

"The way preschool works in the United States, we tend to cluster kids who have relatively low language skills in the same classrooms, and that is not good for their language development," Justice said.

"We need to pay more attention to the composition of preschool classrooms."

Justice conducted the study with Yaacov Petscher and Christopher Schatschneider of Florida State University and Andrew Mashburn of the University of Virginia. Their findings appear in the new issue of the journal Child Development.

More than 80 percent of American children participate in preschool, Justice said. About half of these children attend preschool programs that are subsidized through state and/or federal dollars, the majority of which only enroll children in poverty.

Because children in poverty face increased risk for poor language skills, that means kids with low skills are often clustered together, she said.

The study involved 338 children enrolled in 49 preschool classrooms. The children completed a variety of standardized measures of their language skills in the fall of the academic year. The measures were repeated in the spring, giving the researchers a test of their improvement
'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Justice
ljustice@ehe.osu.edu
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Motor Skills Lag in Poor Preschoolers
2. Pediatricians can help parents recognize overweight preschoolers
3. Lifestyle intervention reduces preschoolers body fat, improves fitness
4. Study shows a possible link between preschoolers cavities and excess body fat
5. U.S. Preschoolers Getting Too Much Screen Time: Study
6. Model for managing asthma in preschoolers leads to dramatic drop in ER visits and hospitalizations
7. $1 million USDA grant aims to reduce obesity in preschoolers
8. Brain imaging study of preschoolers with ADHD detects brain differences linked to symptoms
9. Policies that promote healthy eating, activity and sleep are needed to curb obesity in infants, toddlers and preschoolers
10. New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
11. Language Service Leader Expands to Meet Booming, Global Industry Demand.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/29/2015)... Eagan, Minnesota (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 ... ... Cross) today announced the promotion of two leaders with the Commercial Markets division, ... individuals, small and large employers, and Minnesota-headquartered companies with regional, national and international ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... Minneapolis Saint ... Twin Cities area, provides money-saving tactics during a season of increased water and ... addressing water conservation and other economical practices. , According to the U.S. ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 , ... ... and pharmacist guided, safe, informed, responsible and legal access to Health Canada's medical ... West. , NAC provides education on how Health Canada's medical marijuana system works. ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2015 , ... Before launching the next product to ... products day in and day out. One simple question was asked: “What do you ... a pump. BPI used this information to create the next generation of pre-training powders ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... ... June 29, 2015 , ... Visiting retirement communities and ... that guide families on their search for senior care on http://www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com . , ... used during tours of assisted living , rehab, and nursing home communities ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces two new leadership appointments within its Commercial Markets division 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announces two new leadership appointments within its Commercial Markets division 3Health News:Save Energy: MSP Plumbing, Heating & Air Endorses Efficiency 2Health News:Save Energy: MSP Plumbing, Heating & Air Endorses Efficiency 3Health News:National Access Cannabis Opens Flagship Ottawa Care Centre 2Health News:National Access Cannabis Opens Flagship Ottawa Care Centre 3Health News:The All-New PUMP HD™ by BPI Sports is Here to Energize Your Workouts 2Health News:New Checklists and Question Sheets for Visiting Retirement Communities, Interviewing Home Health Caregivers Available From Seniors Guide 2Health News:New Checklists and Question Sheets for Visiting Retirement Communities, Interviewing Home Health Caregivers Available From Seniors Guide 3
... years, significant progress has been made in aging-related research. ... Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ( www.cshlpress.com ), leading scientists ... aging, such as the identification of genes that regulate ... They also discuss the potential for developing new drugs ...
... Oral Health welcomes the Queensland Governments decision to introduce fluoride ... all major international and Australian health bodies as the best ... decision will ensure that 80 per cent of Queenslanders will ... 90 per cent of the states population by 2012. ...
... and Reliable Dual Gas Analyzer from Sensor Electronics Provides ... Alternative to Gas ... recently released the SEC DIR Dual Gas Analyzer designed to ... DIR Dual Gas Analyzer can sense Water Vapor, CO2, Hydrocarbons,Ethylene ...
... New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, ... -- Among children younger than 2, receiving the pneumococcal ... pneumonia and reduced health-care expenses, according to a new ... Prevention. , Beginning in 2000, the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate ...
... Dec. 7 Murad, Inc. is growing -- ... needs, Murad,s,warehouse is doubling its space, with the ... existing distribution warehouse. This will ultimately enhance,the customer ... space will,help expedite product fulfillment and maximize efficiency ...
... Alexion,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN ) today announced ... as to Soliris(R),(eculizumab), a treatment for patients with PNH, ... Meeting, December 8 - 11 in Atlanta., The ... on red,cell regulation and disorders of production on Monday, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New book presents comprehensive survey of research into the molecular basis of aging 2Health News:Fluoridated water for Queensland ... at last 2Health News:Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier 2Health News:Alexion Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on Soliris(R) (Eculizumab) and PNH at the 2007 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 2
(Date:6/29/2015)... Axxess , an industry leader in ... vendor accredited by the American Nursing Credentialing Center – ... agencies select the right revenue cycle management (RCM) system ... business. Research by American Health Information Management ... a decrease in productivity of 54.4 - 69 percent ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... June 29, 2015 The Parenteral Drug Association ... Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land ... courses to professional engineers for continuing professional competency (CPC) ... the value and quality of PDA,s professional education offerings," ... courses and hands-on professional training at the Training and ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... June 29, 2015  Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ... the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure ... worldwide life sciences industry, today announced that Tiannan ... Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, presented data on an ... of prostate cancer tissue biopsy samples at the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Axxess Releases eGuide for Home Health Agencies, Revenue Cycle Management: What You Must Do Now - to Succeed! 2Better Classification of Prostate Cancer Tissue Biopsy Samples Enabled by Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform 2Better Classification of Prostate Cancer Tissue Biopsy Samples Enabled by Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform 3Better Classification of Prostate Cancer Tissue Biopsy Samples Enabled by Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform 4
... Association rapid access journal report:Study highlights:-- Implantable ... of death by 30 percent in patients ... applied to patients 75 years and older ... have focused on younger, healthier patients.DALLAS, Jan. ...
... Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD ) today announced ... its commercial inhaler to the version of the device ... MannKind,s ultra rapid acting insulin that recently completed Phase ... Clinical and Commercial Scale Inhalers Study 138 compared the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Implantable Defibrillators Lower Risk of Death in Older Heart Patients 2Implantable Defibrillators Lower Risk of Death in Older Heart Patients 3MannKind Reports Successful Completion of Device Bioequivalence Trial 2MannKind Reports Successful Completion of Device Bioequivalence Trial 3
Solid lower plate with outside width 15 mm. Open serrated upper plate with inside dimensions 9 x 12 mm. Serrated handle with locking thumb screw and polished finish....
Narrow smooth jaws. Serrated handle with polished finish....
14 mm oval solid lower plate and straight 9 mm serrated upper jaw. Locking thumb screw and serrated handle with polished finish....
Round solid 10 mm wide lower plate. Open upper plate with inside diameter 8 mm. Serrated handle with locking thumb screw and polished finish. Most popular size or model....
Medicine Products: