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Developmental Trajectories of Writing Skills in First Grade

Title: Developmental Trajectories of Writing Skills in First Grade: Examining the Effects of SES and Language and/or Speech Impairments.
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Name(s): Kim, Young-Suk, author
Puranik, Cynthia, author
Al Otaiba, Stephanie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2015-06-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We examined growth trajectories of writing and the relation of children’s socio-economic status, and language and/or speech impairment to the growth trajectories. First grade children (N = 304) were assessed on their written composition in the fall, winter, and spring, and their vocabulary and literacy skills in the fall. Children’s SES had a negative effect on writing quality and productivity. Children with language and/or speech impairment had lower scores than typically developing children in the quality and productivity of writing. Even after accounting for their vocabulary and literacy skills, students with language and/or speech impairment had lower scores in the quality and organization of writing. Growth rates in writing were not different as a function of children’s SES and language/speech impairment status. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460574568 (IID)
Keywords: Developmental trajectories, Language impairment, Speech impairment, SES, Writing
Preferred Citation: Kim, Y.-S., Puranik, C. & Al Otaiba, S. (2015). Developmental trajectories of writing skills in first grade: Examining the effects of SES and language and/or speech impairments. Elementary School Journal, 115, 593 – 613.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460574568
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Elementary School Journal.
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 115

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Kim, Y. -S., Puranik, C., & Al Otaiba, S. (2015). Developmental Trajectories of Writing Skills in First Grade: Examining the Effects of SES and Language and/or Speech Impairments. Elementary School Journal. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1460574568