Phonological skills are (probably) one cause of success in learning to read: A comment on castles and coltheart

Charles Hulme, Margaret Snowling, Marketa Caravolas, Julia Carroll

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Abstract

Castles and Coltheart (2004) argued that the causal link between children's underlying phonological awareness and success in learning to read remains unproven. We argue that the balance of evidence does favor such a causal link. We also argue, however, that learning to read depends on broader language skills and that, like other aspects of development, it needs to be seen in the context of a multicausal system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-365
Number of pages15
JournalScientific Studies of Reading
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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