Katie Squires

To address the language and literacy needs of preschool children in a low socioeconomic area of Michigan, a universal screening will be utilized to determine the tier of differentiated instruction each child will receive. Students in all three tiers will participate in dialogic book reading focused on increasing oral language development; students in tier 2 will participate in a structured intervention targeting narrative language skills along with focused stimulation techniques including recasts and expansions; and students in tier 3 will receive intense intervention services with a speech-language pathologist. It is expected that the targeted students will require less language support after participation.