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Jenkinson, Josephine C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1992
Two experiments were conducted to investigate possible deficiencies in strategies used for decoding words by 20 children (ages 20-12) with intellectual disabilities. Results indicated that subjects did not make use of information in words (specifically letter position cues) to aid in their identification, whereas beginning and experienced…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Decoding (Reading), Intermediate Grades, Mental Retardation
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Jenkinson, Josephine C. – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1989
Research has found similarities between specific reading disability and reading difficulty in children of low intelligence, especially in short-term memory deficits. Studies indicate that ability to acquire and use a knowledge of spelling patterns is a major problem, and efforts to teach more efficient decoding skills have met with limited…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Mental Retardation, Reading Ability, Reading Difficulties