Phonological awareness: One key to the reading proficiency of deaf children

Autor/a: CORCORAN, Diane; LUETKE-STAHLMAN, Barbara
Año: 2002
Editorial: American Annals of the Deaf. Vol.147, Nº 3 (2002) pp. 11-19
Tipo de código: DOI
Código: 10.1353/aad.2012.021
Soporte: Digital




A case is made for the importance of children's development of phonological awareness—whether they are hearing or deaf—if they are to reach their potential as readers. Relevant terms are defined (i.e., phonological awareness, phonological processes, and phonics) to assist the reader with the research review, which covers (a) the typical stages in the acquisition of phonological awareness and (b) phonological awareness and deafness. Suggestions for phonological awareness assessment are offered, along with the recommendation that the use of recently developed formal and informal measures of phonological awareness might facilitate the setting of goals and objectives when deaf educators or speech-language pathologists are evaluating the skills of deaf students and planning instruction for these students. Such tools yield information about skills that have been shown to correlate with literacy attainment and that are not commonly addressed by deaf educators or speech-language pathologists serving deaf students. Finally, research concerning the facilitation of phonological awareness and its application is explained.