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Identifying preschool children at risk of later reading difficulties

Title: Identifying preschool children at risk of later reading difficulties: evaluation of two emergent literacy screening tools.
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Name(s): Wilson, Shauna B, author
Lonigan, Christopher J, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2010-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Emergent literacy skills are predictive of children's early reading success, and literacy achievement in early schooling declines more rapidly for children who are below-average readers. It is therefore important for teachers to identify accurately children at risk for later reading difficulty so children can be exposed to effective emergent literacy interventions. In this study, 176 preschoolers were administered two screening tools, the Revised Get Ready to Read! (GRTR-R) and the Individual Growth and Development Indicators (IGDIs), and a diagnostic measure at two time points. Receiver operating characteristic curve analyses revealed that, at optimal cut scores, GRTR-R provided more accurate classification of children's overall emergent literacy skills than did IGDIs. However, neither measure was particularly good at classifying specific emergent literacy skills.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_19822699 (IID), 10.1177/0022219409345007 (DOI), PMC3880683 (PMCID), 19822699 (RID), 19822699 (EID), 0022219409345007 (PII)
Grant Number: HD052120, P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-01
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3880683.
Subject(s): Child, Preschool
Dyslexia/diagnosis
Female
Humans
Language Development
Language Tests/standards
Male
Mass Screening
Predictive Value of Tests
ROC Curve
Reading
Reference Values
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_19822699
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of learning disabilities.
1538-4780
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 43

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Wilson, S. B., & Lonigan, C. J. (2010). Identifying preschool children at risk of later reading difficulties: evaluation of two emergent literacy screening tools. Journal Of Learning Disabilities. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_19822699