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ERIC Number: EJ797201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Rhyming and Vocabulary: Effects of Lexical Restructuring
Stadler, Marie A.; Watson, Maggie; Skahan, Sarah
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v28 n4 p197-205 2007
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of lexical restructuring on children's phonological awareness. Thirty-three preschool children were assessed for vocabulary skills and ability to detect rhyme. Results supported the lexical restructuring theory because expressive vocabulary abilities were correlated with rhyming ability. However, children's ability to detect rhyme was not affected by neighborhood density (i.e., words from dense neighborhoods contain many similar sounding neighbors such as cat, bat, etc.). These findings provide important information for those who serve children at risk for reading failure. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A