Poor comprehenders are traditionally identified as having below-average reading comprehension, average-range word reading, and a discrepancy between the two. While oral language tends to be low in poor comprehenders, reading is a complex trait and …
Lots of words are made up of smaller units of meaning, called *morphemes*. We measured children's awareness of morphemes, and looked at its importance for reading comprehension.
A book at bedtime provides opportunities for language learning. Our recent study suggests that learning new words before sleep might help us to remember them.
We measured the contributions of morphological awareness to reading comprehension in children aged 6-13 years old, and demonstrated its importance across the reading comprehension ability range.
We present new evidence that poor comprehenders’ encoding difficulties extend beyond word meanings and into the phonological domain; but that consolidation mechanisms remain intact.