Presentation Title

P-30: A Comparative Study of ESL Children’s Improvement in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking Using the GrapeSEED Program

Presenter Status

Honors Student, Communication Sciences and Disorders Dept.

Preferred Session

Poster Session

Start Date

25-10-2019 2:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

GrapeSEED is a program currently administered in the Berrien Springs Public School System that is specifically designed to improve literacy, listening, and speaking skills for English as a Second Language (ESL) children. This study analyzed whether the GrapeSEED program would significantly improve participants’ development when compared to their pre-tests. Empirical observational data was additionally collected at Mars Elementary during the 2018-2019 academic year. Statistical analysis indicates significant advancement in listening and literacy with increased improvement for younger participants in the GrapeSEED program.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Program

Sponsor: Darah Regal, PhD

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Oct 25th, 2:00 PM

P-30: A Comparative Study of ESL Children’s Improvement in Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking Using the GrapeSEED Program

GrapeSEED is a program currently administered in the Berrien Springs Public School System that is specifically designed to improve literacy, listening, and speaking skills for English as a Second Language (ESL) children. This study analyzed whether the GrapeSEED program would significantly improve participants’ development when compared to their pre-tests. Empirical observational data was additionally collected at Mars Elementary during the 2018-2019 academic year. Statistical analysis indicates significant advancement in listening and literacy with increased improvement for younger participants in the GrapeSEED program.