What Can We Learn from Dyslexia in Chinese?

  • Che Kan Leong
Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 16)


From classroom and clinical practices and especially from research studies these two decades, there is strong evidence that fine-grained phonological skills are important in learning to read and in preventing reading disabilities in alphabetic languages (Share, 1995). These phonological skills relate to rhyming and alliteration (Bryant, MacLean, Bradley, & Crossland, 1990), and especially the more fine-grained metalinguistic ability of onset and rime classification (Goswami & Bryant, 1990) and phoneme segmentation (Lundberg, Frost, & Petersen, 1988; Morais, Bertelson, Cary, & Alegria, 1986; Muter, Hulme, Snowling, & Taylor, 1997).


Lexical Decision Phonological Awareness Chinese Character Speech Sound Chinese Child 
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  • Che Kan Leong
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  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education, College of EducationUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatchewanCanada

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