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ERIC Number: EJ915408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
An Examination of Multiple Predictors of Orthographic Functioning
Mesman, Glenn R.; Kibby, Michelle Y.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n1 p50-62 Jan-Feb 2011
The purpose of this study was to compare three variables in terms of how well they predict orthographic functioning. To this end, the authors examined the relative contributions of rapid automatic naming, exposure to print, and visual processing to a composite measure of orthographic functioning in a heterogeneous group of 8- to 12-year-old children. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that rapid naming, exposure to print, and visual processing were each predictive of orthographic functioning when controlling for the other variables as well as vocabulary knowledge and phonological awareness. Thus, it appears that both linguistic and visual abilities are related to orthographic functioning. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children