Early intervention in the lexical organization of pupils with developmental language disorders

  1. Víctor M. Acosta Rodríguez 1
  2. Gustavo Mario Ramírez Santana 1
  3. María Ángeles Axpe Caballero 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

Revista de psicodidáctica

ISSN: 1136-1034

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 25

Issue: 2

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.PSICOD.2020.04.001 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The main objective of the present study has been to verify the effectiveness of an intervention program on the lexical organization of pupils with Typical Development and with developmental language disorder. A total of 99 five-year-old pupils from schools in the Tenerife Island (Canary Islands, Spain) participated. The subtests of expressive vocabulary and of receptive and expressive word classes of the CELF-4 were used. The intervention program consisted of 75 sessions lasting 20 minutes each. The results indicated that pupils diagnosed with developmental language disorder initially performed worse in vocabulary and word classes than those with TD. Also, the pupils with developmental language disorder not only improved their performance by the end of the program, but were found to be the group with the greatest gains from the intervention. There are educational implications for organizing an early intervention of an inclusive nature.

Funding information

La presente investigación forma parte del proyecto "Intervención en comprensión lectora en alumnado de riesgo: Retraso de Lenguaje (RL) y Trastorno Específico de Lenguaje (TEL)" (Referencia: EDU2017-84193-R). Financiación aportada por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad del Gobierno de España.


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