Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Early Childhood Education

First Advisor

Dr. Dalinda Solias

Second Advisor

Dr. Marie Simonsson

Third Advisor

Dr. Ricardo Perez


The subjects that participated in this study were 36 Hispanic children who attended Head Start Programs. The participants were 4 and 5 year olds from four classrooms. An intervention, training of parents regarding literacy activities was implemented in the study to determine the outcome of parental involvement on oral language development. This researcher implemented parental training prior to the treatment. Parents were to provide their children with oral language intervention for fifteen to twenty minutes, three times a week. These activities took place at the children's home from March through June of 2004. Children's oral language development was determined using the LAP-D assessment. Results from the LAP-D were taken into account for the purpose of comparison and indicate that parental involvement impacted oral language development positively in the subjects who received the treatment.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American