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ERIC Number: EJ1113504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-1088-8438
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The Home Literacy Environment as a Predictor of the Early Literacy Development of Children at Family-Risk of Dyslexia
Hamilton, Lorna G.; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna E.; Hulme, Charles; Snowling, Margaret J.
Scientific Studies of Reading, v20 n5 p401-419 2016
The home literacy environment (HLE) predicts language and reading development in typically developing children; relatively little is known about its association with literacy development in children at family-risk of dyslexia. We assessed the HLE at age 4 years, precursor literacy skills at age 5, and literacy outcomes at age 6, in a sample of children at family-risk of dyslexia (n = 116) and children with no known risk (n = 72). Developmental relationships between the HLE and literacy were comparable between the groups; an additional effect of storybook exposure on phoneme awareness was observed in the family-risk group only. The effects of socioeconomic status on literacy were partially mediated by variations in the HLE; in turn, effects of the HLE on literacy were mediated by precursor skills (oral language, phoneme awareness, and emergent decoding) in both groups. Findings are discussed in terms of possible gene--environment correlation mechanisms underpinning atypical literacy development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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