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ERIC Number: EJ919929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Effects of Targeted Reading Instruction on Phonological Awareness and Phonic Decoding in Children with Down Syndrome
Cologon, Kathy; Cupples, Linda; Wyver, Shirley
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v116 n2 p111-129 Mar 2011
This research evaluated the effectiveness of reading instruction targeting oral reading and phonological awareness for children with Down syndrome (affecting chromosome 21). The participants were 7 children ranging in age from 2 years, 11 months to 10 years, 8 months. Each child acted as his/her own control, with assessments of language, cognition, phonological awareness, word and short-passage comprehension, and oral reading ability conducted on four occasions (initially, preintervention, postintervention and delayed postintervention) over approximately a 12-month period. The intervention was conducted over 10 weekly sessions and involved individual instruction. The postintervention assessment results provided evidence that phonic reading instruction was generally effective in improving reading skills and phonological awareness of children with Down syndrome.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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