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ERIC Number: ED408574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 8
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Language and Literacy Skills of Young Children with High and Low Phonological Awareness.
Mauer, Daria; Stevens, Brenda
A study explored whether "typical" children (i.e., those who have not been identified as language-delayed but who have a low level of phonological awareness) differ in aspects of oral language and orthographic processing skills from those children with higher phonological awareness. Subjects were 17 children (ranging in age from 3 years 10 months to 5 years) identified as having high phonological awareness and 26 children having low phonological awareness. All children were typically developing in other domains and were randomly selected from private and public preschool classes in one county in the midwestern United States. After selection, the children were assessed in three pre-literacy measures and were videotaped during three different play scenarios. Results indicated that significant differences existed between the high and low phonological awareness groups that centered primarily around the development of print awareness tasks rather than the other variables involving oral language, play, and home environment. Findings represent a first step in answering the question of why some apparently typically developing children are later identified as having reading and writing difficulties. (Contains eight references and a table of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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