Training of Phonological Awareness and Letter Knowledge in Children-at-Risk
Research on the acquisition of literacy conducted in the last few years has indicated that phonological awareness without a doubt plays an important role in the acquisition of reading and spelling. (e.g., Goswami & Bryant, 1990; Lundberg, Frost, & Petersen, 1988; Tornéus, 1984; Wagner & Torgesen, 1987). Phonological awareness involves the ability to segment speech into linguistic units such as syllables or phonemes. Available studies propose that it is important for the beginning reader to get insight into the sound structure of language in order to acquire the alphabetic principle.
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