In search of cognitive correlates of orthographic learning: Is there a relation between orthographic learning and working memory?
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The present study investigated the relationships between orthographic learning and other aspects of reading (phonological and orthographic decoding and comprehension) in Swedish children (age 7–9yrs). Cognitive correlates of orthographic learning were also studied, as well as the cognitive predictors of decoding skill and reading comprehension. The results indicated that orthographic learning was related to all the other aspects of reading. Orthographic learning and decoding skills were both related to phonological and visuospatial working memory. Reading comprehension was associated with phonological- and general working memory. The findings are discussed with reference to the component model of working memory.
Orthographic learning; working memory; decoding; reading comprehension, children
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51732OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-51732DiVA: diva2:277189