The Development of Phonological Awareness in Preschool Children

Julia M. Carroll, Margaret J. Snowling, Charles Hulme, Jim Stevenson

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A short-term longitudinal study was carried out on a group of 67 preschool children. At three points in time over a 12-month period, the children were given tests measuring their syllable, rime, and phoneme awareness, speech and language skills, and letter knowledge. In general, children's rime skills developed earlier than their phoneme skills. Structural equation models showed that articulatory skills and syllable and rime awareness predicted later phoneme awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-923
Number of pages11
JournalDevelopmental Psychology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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