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Sample of Invented Spelling

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The following letter is self-explanatory and was actually sent to parents at a small school in  Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. Der Parints, Az ur child brings home riting for the ferst tim, do not be serprized at the speling.  The Inglsh langwij is confuzing for students.  Prematur insistints that students uz standurd, or “correct” speling inhibits Read more…

A Critique of Inventive Spelling

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The great preponderance of empirical evidence on children’s spelling development indicates that children learn to spell correctly faster if taught to do so in a direct and systematic way.

Neural deficits in children with dyslexia ameliorated by behavioral remediation: Evidence from functional MRI

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Developmental dyslexia, characterized by unexplained difficulty in reading, is associated with behavioral deficits in phonological processing. Functional neuroimaging studies have shown a deficit in the neural mechanisms underlying phonological processing in children and adults with dyslexia. The present study examined whether behavioral remediation ameliorates these dysfunctional neural mechanisms in children with dyslexia. Functional MRI was Read more…

Children’s Academic Success, Failure Subject of Landmark Indiana University Research Project

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By Ascribe, 4/22/2002 13:39 BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 22 (A Scribe Newswire) — The abilities or deficits that determine children’s academic success or failure in the early years of elementary school are the subject of a landmark research project at Indiana University. Early results clearly favor the phonics approach over the controversial whole-language method of early Read more…

Myth Slain: Poor Kids Can Read

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The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday, April 2, 2002 Scott Stephens, Plain Dealer Reporter Students in an experimental reading project in a handful of schools in Cleveland and two other cities are shattering the myth that poor children can’t learn to read at the same rate as their more affluent peers. The project, launched by Read more…

Scientific Studies of Reading

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Edited by Joanna P. Williams of Teachers College, Columbia University, this is the official journal of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, a relatively new society. Williams writes, “As Editor I plan to include empirical research that is based on a variety of methodologies and types of data analysis — research that, whatever Read more…

The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research

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The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research – 2004Edited by Peggy McCardle, Ph.D., M.P.H., & Vinita Chhabra, M.Ed.Foreword by Catherine SnowPaul H. Brookes Publishing Co.496 pages • 6 x 9 jacketed hardcoverISBN 1-55766-672-5 • $29.95www.brookespublishing.com800-638-3775 • fax: 410-337-8539Robert W. Sweet, Jr., NRRF co-founder, has written a chapter for this new book, which discusses the latest Read more…