Learning to read in Williams syndrome and Down syndrome: syndrome-specific precursors and developmental trajectories

Ann Steele, Gaia Scerif, Kim Marie Cornish, Annette Karmiloff-Smith

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In typical development, early reading is underpinned by language skills, like vocabulary and phonological awareness (PA), as well as taught skills like letter knowledge. Less is understood about how early reading develops in children with neurodevelopmental disorders who display specific profiles of linguistic strengths and weaknesses, such as Down syndrome (DS) and Williams syndrome (WS).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754 - 762
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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