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Learning letter names and sounds

Title: Learning letter names and sounds: effects of instruction, letter type, and phonological processing skill.
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Name(s): Piasta, Shayne B, author
Wagner, Richard K, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2010-04-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Preschool-age children (N=58) were randomly assigned to receive instruction in letter names and sounds, letter sounds only, or numbers (control). Multilevel modeling was used to examine letter name and sound learning as a function of instructional condition and characteristics of both letters and children. Specifically, learning was examined in light of letter name structure, whether letter names included cues to their respective sounds, and children's phonological processing skills. Consistent with past research, children receiving letter name and sound instruction were most likely to learn the sounds of letters whose names included cues to their sounds regardless of phonological processing skills. Only children with higher phonological skills showed a similar effect in the control condition. Practical implications are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_20097352 (IID), 10.1016/j.jecp.2009.12.008 (DOI), PMC2978809 (PMCID), 20097352 (RID), 20097352 (EID), S0022-0965(09)00212-4 (PII)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-01, P50 HD052120-03
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978809.
Subject(s): Association Learning
Child, Preschool
Cues
Educational Status
Female
Humans
Male
Mental Recall
Phonetics
Teaching
Verbal Learning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_20097352
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of experimental child psychology.
1096-0457
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 105

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Piasta, S. B., & Wagner, R. K. (2010). Learning letter names and sounds: effects of instruction, letter type, and phonological processing skill. Journal Of Experimental Child Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_20097352