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Title:  Phonological Awareness Training
Description: These practices aim to help children detect and manipulate sounds in words independent of meaning. The WWC reviewed 225 studies that investigated the effects of phonological awareness training on children with learning disabilities in early education settings. Four studies are randomized controlled trials that meet WWC evidence standards without reservations. The four studies included 78 children with disabilities or developmental delays attending preschool in four locations across the United States. Based on these four studies, the WWC found phonological awareness training to have potentially positive effects on communication/language competencies for children with learning disabilities in early education settings.
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Cover Date: June 2012
Web Release: June 5, 2012
Publication #: WWC IRSNPA12
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.
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