Date of Award
Action Research Paper
Master Of Arts In Urban Special Education
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Daryl Rose Coppins, EdD
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Autism; Language acquisition; Education--Parent participation
The study investigated the impact of parental involvement on vocabulary acquisition of male, middle school students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Five participants engaged in vocabulary acquisition strategies in class and at home with parents for eight weeks. Researchers hypothesized that parental involvement would increase vocabulary acquisition. Parental involvement was the independent variable, and vocabulary assessments were the dependent variable. Two research questions were: (a) What vocabulary instructional strategy used by parents increased performance on weekly vocabulary assessments? and (b) What classroom instructional vocabulary strategy improved vocabulary acquisition of male, middle school students with ASD? Results indicated participantsâ€™ vocabulary acquisition was statistically significant at a .05 level of significance. Vocabulary games were most effective at home and definition-matching activities were most effective in class.
Schoenung, Katie, "The effects of parental involvement on vocabulary acquisition of male, middle school students with autism spectrum disorder" (2015). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 447.
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