This fascicle discusses a key aspect of preparing children for school: vocabulary development.
We will first present PPVT results for kindergarten children as evaluated in the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD 1998-2010). Next we will try to understand to what extent the aptitude for vocabulary comprehension among children is linked to other aspects of their development, such as their general health status and certain social and affective skills that can influence learning ability.
Then we will examine the relationship between the verbal ability of kindergarten children and various characteristics of the home and economic
environment in which they are growing up. We will also be interested in finding out how these PPVT scores change between age 3½ and the end of kindergarten.