Individual Differences in Phonological Awareness and Their Role in Learning to Read

Authored by: Jamie M. Quinn , Mercedes Spencer , Richard K. Wagner

Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415658874
eBook ISBN: 9780203075562
Adobe ISBN: 9781135120931


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Phonological awareness is one of the most important predictors of reading in normally developing children (McBride-Chang & Kail, 2002; Schatschneider, Fletcher, Francis, Carlson, & Foorman, 2004; Vloedgraven & Verhoeven, 2009; Wagner & Torgesen, 1987). In addition, deficits in phonological processing are a hallmark of individuals with reading problems (Al Otaiba & Fuchs, 2002; Olson, Forsberg, & Rack, 1994; Stanovich, 1988; Vellutino, Fletcher, Snowling, & Scanlon, 2004).

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