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ERIC Number: EJ1004764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Individuals with Intellectual Disability Can Self-Teach in Reading
Loveall, Susan J.; Conners, Frances A.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v118 n2 p108-123 Mar 2013
Previous research has suggested that individuals with intellectual disability (ID) underperform in several areas of reading compared to mental age-matched peers. However, it is unclear how they compare on orthographic aspects of reading, which have to do with learning and matching the specific letter patterns in words. The leading approach to understanding orthographic learning is the self-teaching hypothesis, which suggests that orthographic learning is acquired through the experience of phonologically recoding words. The present study was a first test of the self-teaching hypothesis for individuals with ID in comparison to a group of typically developing children matched on verbal mental age. Results indicated that both groups were able to self-teach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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