publication . Article . 2009

Classroom Implications of Recent Research into Literacy Development: From Predictors to Assessment

Shapiro, Laura R.; Hurry, Jane; Masterson, Jackie; Wydell, Taeko N.; Doctor, Estelle;
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  • Published: 22 Feb 2009 Journal: Dyslexia, volume 15, pages 1-22 (issn: 1076-9242, eissn: 1099-0909, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
We outline how research into predictors of literacy underpins the development of increasingly accurate and informative assessments. We report three studies that emphasize the crucial role of speech and auditory skills on literacy development throughout primary and secondary school. Our first study addresses the effects of early childhood middle ear infections, the potential consequences for speech processing difficulties and the impact on early literacy development. Our second study outlines how speech and auditory skills are crucially related to early literacy in normally developing readers, whereas other skills such as motor, memory and IQ are only indirectly ...
free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, General Medicine, Literacy development, Developmental psychology, Early childhood, Psychology, Early literacy, Literacy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Academic achievement, Cognitive psychology, Phonological awareness, Speech processing
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