Symposium: Nonword and irregular word reading in young children

Anna Cunningham, Daisy Powell, Laura R. Shapiro, Janet Vousden

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    In 2012, a Year 1 phonics screening check (including 20 nonwords and 20 regular words) was introduced for all six-year olds in the UK. Talks 1 and 2 present evidence that irregular word reading has declined and nonword reading has improved as a consequence. Second, we look at how different cognitive skills are involved in the two types of reading. The dual-route theory hypothesizes two separate routes for reading nonwords/regular words (phonological recoding route) and irregular words (lexical route). Talks 3 and 4 investigate the predictors of lexical and phonological reading respectively.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
    EventBritish Dyslexia Association International Conference - Oxford, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Mar 201612 Mar 2016


    ConferenceBritish Dyslexia Association International Conference
    CountryUnited Kingdom

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    Cunningham, A., Powell, D., Shapiro, L. R., & Vousden, J. (2016). Symposium: Nonword and irregular word reading in young children. Paper presented at British Dyslexia Association International Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.