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ERIC Number: EJ1175746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
The Development of Stress Sensitivity and Its Contribution to Word Reading in School-Aged Children
Lin, Candise Y.; Wang, Min; Newman, Rochelle S.; Li, Chuchu
Journal of Research in Reading, v41 n2 p259-277 May 2018
Background: This study examined the development of stress sensitivity and its relationship with word reading. Previous research has rarely measured phoneme and stress sensitivity in the same task, making a direct comparison of the contribution between the two in reading development difficult. Methods: Participants were native English-speaking adults and children at ages of 6, 8, and 10 years (N = 24, 22, 22, and 24, respectively). A lexical decision task was used to measure both stress and phoneme sensitivity. Oral vocabulary, phoneme awareness, and word reading were assessed. Results: Stress sensitivity accounted for unique variance in reading over and above vocabulary and phoneme awareness in 6-year-olds. Both adults and children had better phoneme sensitivity than stress sensitivity. Conclusions: These findings highlight the unique contribution of stress sensitivity in reading development. The current study made a novel contribution to studying the relationship between prosody and literacy by utilising a task that is able to assess children's stress and phoneme sensitivity simultaneously.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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