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ERIC Number: EJ990860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Predicting Early Spelling Difficulties in Children with Specific Language Impairment: A Clinical Perspective
Cordewener, Kim A. H.; Bosman, Anna M. T.; Verhoeven, Ludo
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v33 n6 p2279-2291 Nov-Dec 2012
This study focused on the precursors of spelling difficulties in first grade for children with specific language impairment (SLI). A sample of 58 second-year kindergartners in the Netherlands was followed until the end of first grade. Linguistic, phonological, orthographic, letter knowledge, memory, and nonverbal-reasoning skills were considered as precursors, as was spelling level at an earlier point in time. Spelling difficulties at the end of first grade were most accurately identified by letter knowledge at the beginning of first grade and word spelling at the middle of first grade. It is concluded that spelling development in children with SLI can be seen as an autocatalytic process in which, without intervention, poor spellers generally remain poor spellers, and good spellers remain good spellers. A focus on early spelling intervention is thus emphasized. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands