2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

The Effect of Education and Interactions with Children on Students’ Perceived Comfort of Selecting Age-Appropriate Books

Kirsten L. Kovack*, Emily J. Hathhorn, Greta J. Roettgen, and Leah M. Wollmering
Dr. Ilene Elmlinger and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors

This project looked at the effect that education and interactions with children ages birth to three have on college students’ perceived comfort of selecting age-appropriate books.  This project explored a language enrichment opportunity for students enrolled in Language Development.  Participants were asked to complete a pre-survey regarding how comfortable they felt selecting age-appropriate books.  Participants then received varying amounts of training about age-appropriate books and participated in the language enrichment experience at Kirksville’s Early Head Start.  Later, a post-survey was conducted.  The results of this project are of value to further improve the language enrichment experience.

Keywords: birth to three, age-appropriate books, language enrichment, education, interaction

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 208-3
Location: VH 1010
Time: 10:00

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