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A deficit in rime awareness in children with Down syndrome

Abstract:

This paper reports 3 studies comparing the reading and phonological skills of children with Down syndrome (DS) and younger normally developing children of similar reading level. In Study 1, the two groups did not differ in sight word or nonword reading, but the children with DS did marginally less well on syllable segmentation, rhyme and phoneme detection tasks. Group differences in syllable and phoneme awareness appeared attributable to differences in verbal ability (BPVS, vocabulary knowled...

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Snowling, MJ More by this author
Mercer, RC More by this author
Journal:
Reading and Writing
Volume:
15
Issue:
5-6
Pages:
471-495
Publication date:
2002
ISSN:
0922-4777
URN:
uuid:84e17842-3279-4393-8314-5145a6610550
Source identifiers:
379113
Local pid:
pubs:379113

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