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ERIC Number: EJ764907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0895-8017
Phonological Awareness and Rapid Naming Predict Word Attack and Word Identification in Adults with Mild Mental Retardation
Saunders, Kathryn J.; DeFulio, Anthony
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v112 n3 p155?166 May 2007
In this study we asked whether measures of phonological awareness and rapid naming were correlated with single-word reading skills of 30 adults with mild mental retardation. We presented four tests of phonological awareness (for rime, first, middle, and end-sound categorization), two rapid-naming tests (pictures and letters), and the Woodcock Word-Identification and Word-Attack subtests. All four phonological-awareness measures and both rapid-naming measures were significantly correlated with both word-attack and word-identification skills. This outcome is consistent with findings from typically developing children, suggesting that instruction in phonological awareness would facilitate the acquisition of word-attack skills in individuals with mental retardation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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