Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)



First Advisor

Dr. Lisa Kelly-Vance


The purpose of this study was to compare different types of parent training for early literacy development. The participants were 14 caregiver/child combinations of preschool families enrolled in an area Head Start program. Caregivers completed questionnaires identifying early literacy practices at home. Literacy development for each child was examined using Rhyming and Alliteration assessment tools for Get It! Got It! Go! The early literacy activities were taken from Ladders to Literacy: A Preschool Activity. Visual analyses, percent non-overlapping data, effect sizes, and gain scores were used to evaluate each child's early literacy development across time. Results of they study show that both types of parent training techniques helped to improve early literacy development.


An Ed.S. Field Project Presented to the Department of Psychology and Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Karie J. Martin May, 2008