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Home literacy environment profiles of children with language impairment: associations with caregiver- and child-specific factors.
Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2017 03; 52(2):238-249.IJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Numerous studies suggest a positive relationship between the home literacy environment (HLE) and children's language and literacy skills, yet very little research has focused on the HLE of children with language impairment (LI). Children with LI are at risk for reading difficulties; thus, understanding the nature and frequency of their home literacy interactions is warranted.

AIMS

To identify unique HLE profiles within a large sample of children with LI, and to determine relevant caregiver- and child-specific factors that predict children's profile membership.

METHODS & PROCEDURES

Participants were 195 kindergarten and first-grade children with LI who were receiving school-based language therapy. Caregivers completed a comprehensive questionnaire regarding their child's HLE, and the extent to which their child engaged in shared book reading, were taught about letters, initiated or asked to be read to, and chose to read independently. Caregivers also answered questions regarding the highest level of maternal education, caregiver history of reading difficulties, and caregiver reading habits. Children completed a language and literacy battery in the fall of their academic year.

OUTCOMES & RESULTS

Latent profile analyses indicated a three-profile solution, representing high, average and low frequency of the selected HLE indicators. Multinomial regression further revealed that caregivers' own reading habits influenced children's profile membership, as did child age and language abilities.

CONCLUSIONS & IMPLICATIONS

These results highlight the considerable variability in the frequency of home literacy interactions of children with LI. Future work examining relations between familial reading practices and literacy outcomes for children with LI is warranted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Ohio State University, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Columbus, OH, USA.Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Lubbock, TX, USA.Emerson College, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Boston, USA.The Ohio State University, Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy, Columbus, OH, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27396869

Citation

Tambyraja, Sherine R., et al. "Home Literacy Environment Profiles of Children With Language Impairment: Associations With Caregiver- and Child-specific Factors." International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, vol. 52, no. 2, 2017, pp. 238-249.
Tambyraja SR, Schmitt MB, Farquharson K, et al. Home literacy environment profiles of children with language impairment: associations with caregiver- and child-specific factors. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2017;52(2):238-249.
Tambyraja, S. R., Schmitt, M. B., Farquharson, K., & Justice, L. M. (2017). Home literacy environment profiles of children with language impairment: associations with caregiver- and child-specific factors. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 52(2), 238-249. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12269
Tambyraja SR, et al. Home Literacy Environment Profiles of Children With Language Impairment: Associations With Caregiver- and Child-specific Factors. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2017;52(2):238-249. PubMed PMID: 27396869.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Home literacy environment profiles of children with language impairment: associations with caregiver- and child-specific factors. AU - Tambyraja,Sherine R, AU - Schmitt,Mary Beth, AU - Farquharson,Kelly, AU - Justice,Laura M, Y1 - 2016/07/10/ PY - 2016/01/07/received PY - 2016/05/02/revised PY - 2016/05/10/accepted PY - 2016/7/12/pubmed PY - 2018/5/11/medline PY - 2016/7/12/entrez KW - home literacy KW - language impairment (LI) KW - latent profile analysis SP - 238 EP - 249 JF - International journal of language & communication disorders JO - Int J Lang Commun Disord VL - 52 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Numerous studies suggest a positive relationship between the home literacy environment (HLE) and children's language and literacy skills, yet very little research has focused on the HLE of children with language impairment (LI). Children with LI are at risk for reading difficulties; thus, understanding the nature and frequency of their home literacy interactions is warranted. AIMS: To identify unique HLE profiles within a large sample of children with LI, and to determine relevant caregiver- and child-specific factors that predict children's profile membership. METHODS & PROCEDURES: Participants were 195 kindergarten and first-grade children with LI who were receiving school-based language therapy. Caregivers completed a comprehensive questionnaire regarding their child's HLE, and the extent to which their child engaged in shared book reading, were taught about letters, initiated or asked to be read to, and chose to read independently. Caregivers also answered questions regarding the highest level of maternal education, caregiver history of reading difficulties, and caregiver reading habits. Children completed a language and literacy battery in the fall of their academic year. OUTCOMES & RESULTS: Latent profile analyses indicated a three-profile solution, representing high, average and low frequency of the selected HLE indicators. Multinomial regression further revealed that caregivers' own reading habits influenced children's profile membership, as did child age and language abilities. CONCLUSIONS & IMPLICATIONS: These results highlight the considerable variability in the frequency of home literacy interactions of children with LI. Future work examining relations between familial reading practices and literacy outcomes for children with LI is warranted. SN - 1460-6984 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27396869/Home_literacy_environment_profiles_of_children_with_language_impairment:_associations_with_caregiver__and_child_specific_factors_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12269 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -