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ERIC Number: EJ858203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
Acquisition of Literacy Skills by Young Children Who Are Blind: Results from the ABC Braille Study
Emerson, Robert Wall; Holbrook, M. Cay; D'Andrea, Frances Mary
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v103 n10 p610-624 Oct 2009
The Alphabetic Braille and Contracted Braille Study examined the reading and writing skills of young braille-reading students. Students who were introduced to more contractions earlier in instruction performed better on reading measures, such as vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension, but all students did well in spelling. Thus, the authors conclude that literacy instruction should focus primarily on basic reading skills. (Contains 6 tables and 5 figures.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States