Journal article

Subvocal phonological decoding: A key component in diagnosing reading disabilities

JK Munro

Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist | Published : 2004


AbstractA key aspect of the work of many educational and developmental psychologists is the diagnosis of literacy learning disability. One component of this disability is learning to read words automatically. This difficulty is attributed to the gradual development of phonological decoding and the related acquisition of orthographic knowledge. Unfamiliar letter strings can be decoding either overtly, by saying aloud systematically parts of a written word and then blending the parts, or subvocally. Subvocal decoding is assumed to be more mature develapmentally and to be a key acquisition. The present study examines aspects of the acquisition of subvocal decoding by monitoring the reading of p..

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