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Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/112665
The contribution of short-term memory for serial order to early reading acquisition: Evidence from a longitudinal study
English
Martinez Perez, Trecy mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Majerus, Steve mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Poncelet, Martine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Neuropsychologie du langage et des apprentissages >]
2012
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
Academic Press
111
708-723
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0022-0965
1096-0457
New York
NY
[en] Reading development ; Verbal short-term memory ; serial order processing
[en] Early reading acquisition skills have been linked to verbal short-term memory (STM) capacity. However, the nature of this relationship remains controversial, since verbal STM, like reading acquisition, depends upon the complexity of underlying phonological processing skills. This longitudinal study addressed the relation between STM and reading decoding acquisition by distinguishing between STM for item and STM for order information, based on recent studies showing that STM for item information recruits underlying phonological representations, but not STM for order information. If there is a specific link between STM and reading decoding acquisition, STM for order information should be an independent predictor of reading decoding acquisition. Tasks maximizing STM for serial order or item information, measures of phonological abilities and reading tests were administered to children followed from kindergarten through 1st grade. We observed that order STM capacity but not item STM capacity predicted independent variance in reading decoding abilities one year later. These results highlight the specific role of STM for order in reading decoding acquisition, and argue for a causal role of order STM capacity in reading acquisition. Mechanisms relating STM for order information and reading acquisition will be discussed.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/112665
10.1016/j.jecp.2011.11.007

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