ERIC Number: EJ1062655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Reference Count: 91
Reading and Phonological Skills in Boys with Fragile X Syndrome
Klusek, Jessica; Hunt, Anna W.; Mirrett, Penny L.; Hatton, Deborah D.; Hooper, Stephen R.; Roberts, Jane E.; Bailey, Donald B.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n6 p1699-1711 Jun 2015
Although reading skills are critical for the success of individuals with intellectual disabilities, literacy has received little attention in fragile X syndrome (FXS). This study examined the literacy profile of FXS. Boys with FXS (n = 51; mean age 10.2 years) and mental age-matched boys with typical development (n = 35) participated in standardized assessments of reading and phonological skills. Phonological skills were impaired in FXS, while reading was on-par with that of controls. Phonological awareness predicted reading ability and ASD severity predicted poorer phonological abilities in FXS. Boys with FXS are capable of attaining reading skills that are commensurate with developmental level and phonological awareness skills may play a critical role in reading achievement in FXS.
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Genetic Disorders, Reading Skills, Literacy, Mental Retardation, Mental Age, Matched Groups, Males, Standardized Tests, Control Groups, Reading Ability, Severity (of Disability), Reading Achievement, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Profiles
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