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"The greatest challenges facing American Indian youth are overcoming the obstacles to living a normal childhood, receiving a sound education, and being equipped to compete for jobs in the modern economy. Obstacles such as violence, drug and alcohol use, poorly funded schools, discrimination, and racism place incredible burdens on American Indian youth."-Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell


Welcome, I have created a research guide to address the achievement gap between Native American students and their Non-native peers in regards to receptive (hearing) language.  The Questions I wanted to answer:

  • Is there something culturally that is influencing receptive language?
  • Is there something happening with the actual tool (PPVT) that is used, that generates lower scores ?
  • What can we as educators do about it?

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Helpful Search Terms:

"Receptive Language"

"Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test"

"Vocabulary Interventions"

"Early Childhood Vocabulary"

If you are not getting the results you are looking for with the term "Native American" try "Indian"

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What topic are you researching on this visit?

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PPVT-R Information: 0 votes (0%)
Native American Language Skills: 1 votes (50%)
Other Factors that Influence Receptive Language: 0 votes (0%)
Effective Interventions: 1 votes (50%)
History of Native American Education: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 2

Researching this Topic

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