Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Communication Sciences and Disorders
The purpose of this study is to explore whether storybooks designed to elicit talk about letters and sounds, termed "alphabet-storybooks" will generate more print referencing behaviors from Head Start teachers than traditional storybooks, and if there is a concomitant positive impact on the learning of the children in these classrooms. In addition, the meaning reference behaviors of adults and impact on children also will be measured to determine if meaning is sacrificed at the expense of print referencing.
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Brazier-Carter, Patricia Minnis, "Language Learning through Storybook Reading in HeadStart" (2008). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 2360.