Phonological awareness skills in young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Waring, Phoebe and Woodyatt, Gail (2011) Phonological awareness skills in young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 58 2: 155-168. doi:10.1080/1034912X.2011.570503


Author Waring, Phoebe
Woodyatt, Gail
Title Phonological awareness skills in young boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Journal name International Journal of Disability, Development and Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-912X
1465-346X
Publication date 2011
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1034912X.2011.570503
Open Access Status
Volume 58
Issue 2
Start page 155
End page 168
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3304 Education
3601 Health Professions (miscellaneous)
3306 Health (social science)
Abstract Substantial research has detailed the reading deficits experienced by children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Although phonological awareness (PA) is vital in reading development, little is known about PA in the DMD population. This pilot study describes the PA abilities of a group of five young children with DMD, comparing the results with those of a group of children with spinal muscular atrophy and with those of a group of typically developing children. The Preschool and Primary Inventory of Phonological Awareness was used to assess the PA skills of the participants. Results indicated that the children with DMD performed significantly poorer than the typically developing group on tests of Syllable Segmentation, Rhyme Awareness, Alliteration Awareness and Phoneme Isolation and significantly poorer than the spinal muscular atrophy group on Rhyme Awareness. The findings of this pilot study indicate that children with DMD may have an increased risk of having PA difficulties, thus requiring early PA training.
Keyword Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Dystrophin
Phonemic awareness
Phonological awareness
Preschool and primary inventory of phonological awareness
Spinal muscular atrophy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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