Journal article

Orthographic processing and children's word reading

S Helene Deacon, Adrian Pasquarella, Eva Marinus, Talisa Tims, Anne Castles

APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Theories of reading development generally agree that, in addition to phonological decoding, some kind of orthographic processing skill underlies the ability to learn to read words. However, there is a lack of clarity as to which aspect(s) of orthographic processing are key in reading development. We test here whether this is orthographic knowledge and/or orthographic learning. Whereas orthographic knowledge has been argued to reflect a child's existing store of orthographic representations, orthographic learning is concerned with the ability to form these representations. In a longitudinal study of second- and third-grade students, we evaluate the relations between these two aspects of ortho..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by an NSERC grant to the first author. We thank the children, parents, teachers, and schools who made this research possible.