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ERIC Number: EJ813392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
Understanding of the Alphabetic Principle through Invented Spelling among Hearing-Impaired Children Learning to Read and Write: Experimentation with a Pedagogical Approach
Sirois, Pauline; Boisclair, Andree; Giasson, Jocelyne
Journal of Research in Reading, v31 n4 p339-358 Nov 2008
Given the problems experienced by hearing-impaired individuals in learning the written language, a pedagogical approach was tested. The study examined the links between the development of representations of alphabetic system and the results in reading and writing of first graders. In the study, there were 31 hearing-impaired children and 25 hearing ones. Invented spelling was measured three times during the school year. Reading and writing tests were given at the end of the year. The results obtained revealed a similarity between the learning profile of the hearing-impaired children and that of the hearing children. It also demonstrated the importance of the work done through invented spelling, among the hearing-impaired children. Thus, like their hearing peers, hearing-impaired children are able to use procedures to process the written word based on the alphabetic principle, but continuous support-implying invented spelling constantly adjusted to the progression of their representations must be provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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