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ERIC Number: EJ1028629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
The Predictive Relations between Non-Alphanumeric Rapid Naming and Growth in Regular and Irregular Word Decoding in At-Risk Readers
Kruk, Richard S.; Mayer, Jesse; Funk, Leah
Journal of Research in Reading, v37 n1 p17-35 Feb 2014
We investigated influences of non-alphanumeric rapid naming on decoding skill growth for regularly and irregularly spelled English words. In a longitudinal study, 52 at-risk and 69 not-at-risk readers were tracked from Grade 1 to Grade 3. Non-alphanumeric rapid naming ability measured in Grade 1 accounted for unique variance in irregular word decoding in early Grade 2--strong rapid naming was associated with strong irregular word decoding. An interaction between reading risk status and Grade 1 rapid naming indicated that the influence of Grade 1 rapid naming ability on growth in irregular word decoding was different for at-risk than not-at-risk readers. Non-alphanumeric rapid naming can have predictive validity as a marker for identifying specific difficulties in learning to read irregular words in at-risk readers. Results indicate that rapid naming plays a general role in irregular word reading and a specific role in at-risk readers' growth in irregular word decoding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3
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Language: English
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