Phonemic Awareness



Fact of Fiction? Dyslexia Is Caused by a Phonological Deficit

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, dyslexia research has been dominated by a search for the Holy Grail: the single cognitive deficit that is necessary and sufficient to cause all behavioural characteristics of dyslexia. Until the 1950s, the belief was that dyslexia is attributable to visual processing problems.

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Phonemic Awareness Training: A Cart-Before-the-Horse Approach to Teaching Reading?

It is said that phonemic awareness, a subset of phonological awareness, *predicts* reading ability. It is also said that phonemic awareness training will overcome a reading disability. Margaret Moustafa, Professor of Education at the California State University in Los Angeles, however, points out that correlation does not establish causation.

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