Analysis of Phonemes, Graphemes, Onset-Rimes, and Words with Braille-Learning Children

  title={Analysis of Phonemes, Graphemes, Onset-Rimes, and Words with Braille-Learning Children},
  author={Shauna Crawford and Robert T. Elliott},
  journal={Journal of Visual Impairment \& Blindness},
  pages={534 - 544}
  • S. Crawford, R. T. Elliott
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Psychology, Linguistics, Education
  • Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
Six primary school–aged braille students were taught to name 4 to 10 braille letters as phonemes and another 4 to 10 braille letters as graphemes (Study 1). They were then taught to name 10 braille words as onset-rimes and another 10 braille words as whole words (Study 2). Instruction in phonemes and onset rimes resulted in fewer trials and a higher percentage of correct responses. 

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