Topics in Language Disorders

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April/June 2023 - Volume 43 - Issue 2

  • Sarah E. Wallace, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP
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​​​​​Dear Reader

This issue of Topics in Language Disorders was guest edited by Dr. Eunsoo Cho. The issue includes begins with two research syntheses, one that examines the degree to which the motivation of struggling readers is directly addressed in vocabulary interventions (Louick et al.), and the other that examines the extent to which motivational supports are provided and motivational strategies are explicitly taught in basic reading interventions (Cho et al.). The third paper deals with provides an example of how growth mindset support can be embedded within a basic reading intervention program (Al Otaiba et al.). The last paper (Camacho et al.) is a descriptive study in which two writing motivational profiles are identified based on growth mindset and performance-based achievement goals and linked to writing outcomes.

Gary A. Troia

Sarah E. Wallace


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