Comparing and Validating Methods of Reading Instruction Using Behavioural and Neural Findings in an Artificial Orthography

  title={Comparing and Validating Methods of Reading Instruction Using Behavioural and Neural Findings in an Artificial Orthography},
  author={J. S. H. Taylor and Matthew H. Davis and Kathleen Rastle},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology. General},
  pages={826 - 858}
There is strong scientific consensus that emphasizing print-to-sound relationships is critical when learning to read alphabetic languages. Nevertheless, reading instruction varies across English-speaking countries, from intensive phonic training to multicuing environments that teach sound- and meaning-based strategies. We sought to understand the behavioral and neural consequences of these differences in relative emphasis. We taught 24 English-speaking adults to read 2 sets of 24 novel words (e… 
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