Early predictors of letter knowledge.

  title={Early predictors of letter knowledge.},
  author={Peter F. de Jong and Richard K. Olson},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={88 3},
This study examined the influence of phonological memory and rapid naming on the development of letter knowledge. Participants were 77 Dutch children, who were followed from the start of their first kindergarten year (mean age 4 years 6.8 months) to the end of their second kindergarten year. Phonological memory was assessed by a nonword repetition test and a sentence repetition test. Rapid naming involved object naming. The study revealed found a substantial effect of phonological memory on the… CONTINUE READING