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How Simple is the Simple View of Reading?
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Speech and Language Pathology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Östergötlands Läns Landsting.
Danderyd Hospital, Sweden.
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 57, no 3, 292-308 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to the Simple View of Reading, reading ability can be divided into decoding and language comprehension. In the present study, decoding and comprehension's contribution to reading ability was studied both in children with reading difficulties and in children with typical reading ability. Decoding and comprehension was further divided into sub-components, and the contribution from non-verbal ability and general processing speed was also studied. The results demonstrated that decoding made the largest contribution to reading ability for children with reading difficulties, while language comprehension contributed the most for children with typical reading ability. The contribution of non-verbal ability was not significant, and general processing speed only made a significant contribution to decoding for typical children. The two factors in the Simple View of Reading, decoding and comprehension, together explained less of the variance in reading ability for children with reading difficulties than for children with typical reading ability.

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Routledge, 2013. Vol. 57, no 3, 292-308 p.
Keyword [en]
reading ability, decoding, language comprehension, Simple View of Reading
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Psychology Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-85961DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2012.656279ISI: 000318733000005OAI: diva2:574419
Available from: 2012-12-05 Created: 2012-12-05 Last updated: 2013-06-13

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