Reading optimally builds on spoken language: implications for deaf readers.

  title={Reading optimally builds on spoken language: implications for deaf readers.},
  author={Charles A. Perfetti and Rebecca Sandak},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  volume={5 1},
Reading is not merely "language by eye." Rather, it builds fundamentally on primary language processes. For hearing readers, this means that spoken language processes, including phonological processes, are critical to high achievement in reading. We examine the implications of this fact for deaf readers by considering the relationship between language and reading and by reviewing the research on the use of phonology by deaf readers. The research, although mixed in its results, suggests that the… CONTINUE READING

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