Metasynthesis of Factors Contributing to Childrens Communication Development: Influence on Reading and Mathematics Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this study is to determine what previous studies have found to be factors that contribute to a childs initial communication development and previously identified effects of reading mathematics storybooks to toddlers or preschoolers. Therefore, it follows that the earlier a preschooler is exposed to mathematics vocabulary, the easier mathematics vocabulary acquisition and understanding can be for that child, which can result in an increase in future academic achievement. This metasynthesis was conducted to gather information on the effects that interactive relationships with caregivers have on a childs ability to communicate and then how symbiotic reading and mathematics interventions can affect a childs ability to think and communicate mathematically. According to the data analyzed for this metasynthesis, caregivers language relationships help facilitate a childs early communication development and reading and mathematics symbiotic instruction can lead to developing a childs ability to think and communicate mathematically.

published proceedings

  • Child Development Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Godwin, A. J., Capraro, M. M., Rupley, W. H., & Capraro, R. M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Godwin, Amber J||Capraro, Mary Margaret||Rupley, William H||Capraro, Robert M

publication date

  • January 2017