Speech-Language Pathologists Collaborating With Head Start To Improve Children’s Early Language and Literacy Skills: Efficacy and Intensity Effects The current study examined the efficacy of a speech-language pathologist–designed and implemented emergent literacy program for Head Start preschoolers and the influence of intensity of intervention on children’s gains. Results indicated that children who participated in the intervention program exhibited greater gains than the control group on oral language, phonological ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2011
Speech-Language Pathologists Collaborating With Head Start To Improve Children’s Early Language and Literacy Skills: Efficacy and Intensity Effects
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Maura Jones Moyle
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • S. Sue Berman
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Article Information
Development / School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2011
Speech-Language Pathologists Collaborating With Head Start To Improve Children’s Early Language and Literacy Skills: Efficacy and Intensity Effects
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 53-61. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.53
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 53-61. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.53

The current study examined the efficacy of a speech-language pathologist–designed and implemented emergent literacy program for Head Start preschoolers and the influence of intensity of intervention on children’s gains. Results indicated that children who participated in the intervention program exhibited greater gains than the control group on oral language, phonological awareness, and alphabet/print knowledge. Children who received a higher dosage of intervention made greater gains on vocabulary and oral language compared to the lower intensity group. Speech-language pathologists may be valuable collaborators in promoting emergent literacy skills in at-risk children.

Become a SIG Affiliate
Pay Per View
Entire SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education content & archive
24-hour access
This Issue
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access
We've Changed Our Publication Model...
The 19 individual SIG Perspectives publications have been relaunched as the new, all-in-one Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.