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ERIC Number: EJ847528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Developmental Dyslexia in an Orthography of Intermediate Depth: The Case of European Portuguese
Sucena, Ana; Castro, Sao Luis; Seymour, Philip
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v22 n7 p791-810 Aug 2009
Fifteen Portuguese children with dyslexia, aged 9-11 years, were compared with reading and chronological age controls with respect to five indicators related to the phonological deficit hypothesis: the effects of lexicality, regularity, and length, implicit and explicit phonological awareness, and rapid naming. The comparison between groups indicates that Portuguese children with dyslexia have a phonological impairment which is revealed by a developmental deficit in implicit phonological awareness and irregular word reading (where younger reading level controls performed better than dyslexics) and by a developmental delay in decoding ability and explicit phonological awareness (where dyslexics matched reading level controls). These results are discussed in relation to the idea that European Portuguese is written in an orthography of intermediate depth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal