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Barnes Erica Marie, Grifenhagen Jill F., Dickinson David K., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
In this study we sought to identify profiles of talk during Head Start preschool mealtime conversations involving teachers and students. Videos of 44 Head Start classrooms' lunch interactions were analyzed for the ratio of teacher–child talk and…
Toub Tamara Spiewak, Hassinger-Das Brenna, Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, Ilgaz Hande, Weisberg Deena Skolnick, Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, Golinkoff Roberta M., Nicolopoulou Ageliki, Dickinson David K., Q4 2018
Reports & Papers
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Two studies explored the role of play in a vocabulary intervention for low-income preschoolers. Both studies presented new vocabulary through book-readings. Study 1 children (N = 249; [mean age] = 59.19 months) were also randomly assigned to…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research Findings: This study examines lexical- and sentence-level dimensions of academic language to describe teachers' natural use of academic language and its association with vocabulary growth in 489 at-risk 4-year-olds enrolled in Head Start…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., July, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examined the relations between teachers' use of comments during book reading sessions in preschool classrooms and the vocabulary growth of children with low and moderately low language ability. Using data from a larger randomized controlled trial…
Grifenhagen Jill F., Barnes Erica Marie, Collins Molly F., Dickinson David K., March/April 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Decades of research have identified features of classrooms and teachers' talk that are associated with children's language growth. Unfortunately, much of this work has not yet translated to widespread practice in early childhood classrooms. Given…
Barnes Erica Marie, Dickinson David K., Grifenhagen Jill F., 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study described the commenting practices of Head Start teachers, and the relationship of comments to the expressive and receptive vocabulary growth of children with below-the-mean language ability across one year of preschool. Participants…
Hassinger-Das Brenna, Ridge Katherine, Parker Amira, Golinkoff Roberta M., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, Dickinson David K., June, 2016
Reports & Papers
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This study moves beyond previous investigations to examine whether an educational intervention combining shared book reading with a vocabulary game increases children's vocabulary knowledge. Four-year-olds (N = 44) were randomly assigned to dyads in…
Hadley Elizabeth B., Dickinson David K., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, Golinkoff Roberta M., Nesbitt Kimberly Turner, April-June 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Well-developed lexical representations are important for reading comprehension, but there have been no prior attempts to track growth in the depth of knowledge of particular words. This article examines increases in depth of vocabulary knowledge in…
Dickinson David K., Golinkoff Roberta M., Hirsh-Pasek Kathy, May, 2010
Other
Peer Reviewed
A critique of the National Early Literacy Panel report's limited emphasis on the relationship between oral language and both early and later reading competencies including comprehension
Dickinson David K., McCabe Allyssa, Essex Marilyn J., 2006
Other
A discussion of research findings on the role of early literacy development in the overall growth and development of preschool children
Dickinson David K., McCabe Allyssa, Clark-Chiarelli Nancy, Wolf Anne, 2004
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An examination of the pattern of phonological awareness development in preschool children from Spanish-speaking homes and an investigation of the extent to which phonological awareness development in one language is transferred to a second language…
Dickinson David K., McCabe Allyssa, Anastasopoulos Louisa, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Poe Michele, 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An evaluation of Head Start preschool children's vocabularies, phonological sensitivities, and print knowledge to examine the relationship between oral language and developing literacy
Dickinson David K., Sprague Kim, 2001
Other
An article highlighting the importance of child care quality on child development, particularly on early literacy development.