The summary videos from this webinar on promoting vocabulary development will be available shortly.
In this webinar we discussed some key concepts. The following are resources from Listening Together and around the web.
- Tiers of Vocabulary and choosing words to teach from Reading Rockets
- MacArthur Bates Communication Development Inventories
- A short overview of the principles of early language development
Standardized assessments such as the MacArthur Bates Communication Development Inventories, available in English and other languages can be a great tool for monitoring vocabulary development. However, these inventories might not be available in the family’s language or the norms might be based on a foreign population. In that case families and professionals can monitor vocabulary development by creating individualized trackers for the child. Download the instructions and a sample by Ahladhini Rao Dugar, our director of parent empowerment.
Promoting Vocabulary Development through Reading
- Online books in many different languages https://storyweaver.org.in/
- Epic Digital Library for kids 12 and under
- Read Together, Learn Together strategies from Hearing First
Promoting Vocabulary Development through Play
- Central Institute for the Deaf has an article about the relationship between language and play
- The National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has many resources that describe the importance of play and how it helps with language, communication, and cognitive development.
- Zero to Three also has many resources on the topic of play.
Strategies for Promoting Vocabulary Development
- Tune In, Take Turns, Talk More – 3Ts from the Thirty Million Words Center
- Shoot for SSTaRS Strategy from The Hanen Center
- Research article – How Babies Talk: Six Principles of Early Language Development by Kathy Hirsch-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, 2012
- Research article – Six Principles of Language Development: Implications for Second Language Learners by Haruka Konishi, Junko Kanero, Max R. Freeman, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff & Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, 2014
- Research article – Vocabulary Knowledge of Children with Cochlear Implants: A Meta-Analysis by Emily Lund, 2016