A longitudinal investigation of early reading and language skills in children with poor reading comprehension.

  title={A longitudinal investigation of early reading and language skills in children with poor reading comprehension.},
  author={K. Nation and Joanne Cocksey and Jo S. H. Taylor and D. Bishop},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={51 9},
  • K. Nation, Joanne Cocksey, +1 author D. Bishop
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
  • BACKGROUND Poor comprehenders have difficulty comprehending connected text, despite having age-appropriate levels of reading accuracy and fluency. We used a longitudinal design to examine earlier reading and language skills in children identified as poor comprehenders in mid-childhood. METHOD Two hundred and forty-two children began the study at age 5. Further assessments of language and reading skill were made at 5.5, 6, 7 and 8 years. At age 8, fifteen children met criteria for being a poor… CONTINUE READING
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