Young children's letter-sound knowledge

Dodd, B and Carr, A (2003) Young children's letter-sound knowledge. Language Speech And Hearing Services In Schools, 34 2: 128-137. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2003/011)

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Author Dodd, B
Carr, A
Title Young children's letter-sound knowledge
Journal name Language Speech And Hearing Services In Schools   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0161-1461
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1044/0161-1461(2003/011)
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 128
End page 137
Total pages 10
Place of publication Rockville
Publisher Amer Speech-language-hearing Assoc
Language eng
Abstract Purpose: This study compares three essential skills in early literacy: letter-sound recognition, letter-sound recall, and letter reproduction. Previous research comparing these aspects of letter-sound knowledge is limited. Method: Eighty-three normally developing children between the ages of 4:11 (years:months) and 6:4 were asked to recognize (i.e., point to the appropriate letter when the letter's sound is given), recall (i.e., say the letter's sound), and reproduce (i.e., write the letter when the letter's sound is given) 32 letter sounds. Results: The children performed better in letter-sound recognition than in letter-sound recall, and better in letter sound recall than in letter reproduction. Girls performed no differently from boys. Younger children performed as well as older children. Socioeconomic status had significant influence on the level of development for all tasks. Clinical Implications: Clinicians and educators need to be aware of the different aspects of letter-sound knowledge development and how it can be assessed so that intervention can follow the normal developmental sequence of acquisition.
Keyword Linguistics
early literacy
letter-sound recall
letter-sound recognition
letter reproduction
socioeconomic status
Phonological Awareness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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