What is it about?

This article describes the iterative development of a promising online vocabulary program, DictionarySquared. It provides a theoretical model for how DictionarySquared improves vocabulary and reports results from two pilot studies. Throughout the article and in concise infographics, we describe the keys to evidence-based vocabulary instruction and ideas for implementation.

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Many high school students need or want to improve their vocabulary, but few evidence-based programs exist. This article will be useful for researchers who want to develop their own interventions and clinicians who want to implement high-quality vocabulary instruction.

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This page is a summary of: Accelerating Adolescent Vocabulary Growth: Development of an Individualized, Web-Based, Vocabulary Instruction Program, Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2019, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2019_lshss-voia-18-0143.
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