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ERIC Number: EJ1087778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Prosodic Awareness Is Related to Reading Ability in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Nash, Renae; Arciuli, Joanne
Journal of Research in Reading, v39 n1 p72-87 Feb 2016
Prosodic awareness has been linked with reading accuracy in typically developing children. Although children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often have difficulty processing prosody and often have trouble learning to read, no previous study has looked at the link between explicit prosodic awareness and reading in ASD. In the current study, 29 early readers with ASD (5-11?years) completed word and nonword reading accuracy tasks and two measures of prosodic awareness. Tasks relating to phonological awareness, oral language, vocabulary, letter knowledge and nonverbal intelligence were also administered. A key finding was that there was a relationship between prosodic awareness and both word and nonword reading accuracy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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