Early Language Intervention
Language competency is important for almost every aspect of a child’s life, including positive peer relations, effective communication, and adequate learning in school. Children with poor language skills might develop social and behavioral problems (Botting & Conti-Ramsden, 2000) and reading difficulties (Dickinson & Snow, 1987; Snow, Burns, & Griffin, 1998). Dickinson, McCabe, and Essex (2006) strongly suggested that systematic
language instruction in preschools can help avert more intense language and reading intervention during primary grades. They described the preschool years as the window of language opportunity.
Resources related to early intervention
- Narrative Development in Monolingual Spanish- Speaking Preschool Children
- Narrative Language Interventions in Early Childhood and Elementary Education: A Review of the Literature
- The Narrative Language Measures: Tools for Language Screening, Progress Monitoring, and Intervention Planning
- Check out the results of a newly completed cluster randomized group study in graphical form