Longitudinal study of reading acquisition in a transparent orthography: a screener and a hypothesis.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:30pm
PhD Student, at Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL), & Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
ABSTRACT: In this talk I will present the results of the development of a comprehensive screening battery to identify kindergarten children at risk of reading failure. Through a three-year longitudinal study in a large sample of Spanish speaking children, we found that: i. screening with high classification accuracy is feasible and cost-effective and, ii. the role of preliteracy skills in reading acquisition in a transparent orthography differs from that reported in less transparent ones.