Authors: Miller RD, Correa VI, Katsiyannis A
Title: Effects of a Story Grammar Intervention With Repeated Retells for English Learners With Language Impairments
Source: Communication Disorders Quarterly 2018 40(1): 15-27
Year: 2018
Research Design: Single Case Design

This study investigated the effects of a narrative intervention that employed repeated story retells and a Story Grammar Marker on the oral narrative skills of Spanish-speaking English learners with language impairments. Four third- and fourth-grade students participated in the study. Using a single-case multiple probe across participants design, the authors measured three dependent variables: narrative organization skills, narrative productivity, and syntactic complexity. As a result of the intervention, stories became more cohesive and scores for narrative organization increased by approximately 7 points from baseline to intervention across participants. Smaller effects for narrative complexity and syntactic complexity measures were noted. Implications for future research and for practice are provided.

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