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Ozturk, Gulsah; Hill, Susan; Yates, Gregory – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study explored associations in the family context, conceptualized as comprising parent-child practices and parental expectations, and five-year-old children's attitudes toward literacy. A total of 94 children from four primary schools and their parents participated in the study. Each child completed an individually administered Literacy…
Descriptors: Correlation, Family Environment, Young Children, Student Attitudes
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Chapman, James W.; Tunmer, William E. – Reading Psychology, 2016
The recently reported i3 Scale-Up of Reading Recovery (May et al., 2015) found an effect size of +0.69 in favor of Reading Recovery compared to the control group. We discuss four issues: (a) many of the lowest achieving students were excluded from participation in Reading Recovery; (b) the control group received a range of different experiences;…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Early Intervention, Reading Difficulties, Program Effectiveness
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Furlonger, Brett; Holmes, Virginia M.; Rickards, Field W. – Reading Psychology, 2014
This study investigated differences in the phonological knowledge and reading skill of deaf adults using three experimental conditions that tested sensitivity to syllables, rhyme, and phonemes. Analysis of response latencies and accuracy in the three awareness tasks demonstrated that skilled deaf readers had superior phonological awareness skill…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Reading Skills, Deafness, Adults
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Furlonger, Brett; Rickards, Field – Reading Psychology, 2011
This review explores the literacy difficulties experienced by prelingual, profoundly deaf, sign-dominant adults. A critical overview of the existing literature identifies the importance of understanding their language experiences and word-coding preferences. Findings challenge the notion that a permanent lack of audition from birth prevents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Difficulties, Deafness, Minority Groups
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Sultman, William F.; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1983
Reports the findings of a study that sought (1) to confirm for Australian children the pattern of print concept acquisition noted in North America and New Zealand and (2) to determine whether children of varying reading proficiency can be differentiated in terms of their print concepts. (FL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Foreign Countries, Linguistics, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence
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Anstey, Michele M.; Freebody, Peter – Reading Psychology, 1987
Investigates the effects of four types of prereading activities on comprehension of Australian fifth grade students: (1) irrelevant tasks (control); (2) pictorial introductions to the subject; (3) content-directed questions; and (4) free-association to the passage's titles. Determines that, although the pictorial introduction group performed best,…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Inferences