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Phonological skills and comprehension failure : a test of the phonological processing deficit hypothesis

Cain, Kate and Oakhill, Jane and Bryant, Peter E. (2000) Phonological skills and comprehension failure : a test of the phonological processing deficit hypothesis. Reading and Writing, 13 (1-2). pp. 31-56. ISSN 0922-4777

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Abstract

Shankweiler and colleagues argue that text comprehensionproblems in young children arise from phonological processingdifficulties. Their work has focused on children with poor wordreading ability. We investigated this hypothesis for children whoexperience comprehension difficulties in the presence of age-appropriate word reading skills. We found that good and poorcomprehenders performed comparably on various measures ofphonological processing and differed on a task that made greaterdemands on working memory, Bradley and Bryant's odd-word-outtask. In a final study, hierarchical regression analyses supportedthis distinction: the odd-word-out task was a strong predictor ofreading comprehension performance even after IQ, vocabulary and single word reading had been controlled for, but a lessmemory-dependent phonological task was not. These studiessupport previous work which indicates that poor comprehenders'problems arise from higher-level processing difficultie

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Reading and Writing
Uncontrolled Keywords: Comprehension deficits ; Phonological awareness ; Phonological processing ; Reading Comprehension ; Young children
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 72221
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2014 10:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2017 00:32
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/72221

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