Deaf children's spelling: does it show sensitivity to phonology?

  title={Deaf children's spelling: does it show sensitivity to phonology?},
  author={Angela Sutcliffe and Ann D Dowker and Ruth Campbell},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  volume={4 2},
A written pictures to spelling task was given to two groups of children, 17 deaf children from signing schools (average age = 10.7) and 20 hearing children learning English as a second language (ESL, average age = 10.4). The stimuli were equally divided according to frequency, phonological regularity, and orthographic regularity. We predicted that the deaf group would not differ from the ESL group in the pattern of their responses across word classes, categorized in terms of the effect of… CONTINUE READING
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