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Relations Between Home Literacy Environment, Child Characteristics, And Print Knowledge For Preschool Children With Language Impairment, Brook E. Sawyer, Laura Justice, Ying Guo, Jessica Logan, Stephen Petrill, Katherine Glenn-Applegate, Joan Kaderavek, Jill Pentimonti Jun 2013

Relations Between Home Literacy Environment, Child Characteristics, And Print Knowledge For Preschool Children With Language Impairment, Brook E. Sawyer, Laura Justice, Ying Guo, Jessica Logan, Stephen Petrill, Katherine Glenn-Applegate, Joan Kaderavek, Jill Pentimonti

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To contribute to the modest body of work examining the home literacy environment (HLE) and emergent literacy outcomes for children with disabilities, this study addressed two aims: (a) to determine the unique contributions of the HLE on print knowledge of preschool children with language impairment (LI); and (b) to identify whether specific child characteristics (oral language ability, print interest) moderated these relations. The sample consisted of 119 preschool children with LI. HLE was conceptualized as frequency of storybook reading and literacy teaching during book reading. Frequency of storybook reading was a unique predictor of print knowledge, which is consistent with ...