Browsing Doctoral Dissertations by Department "Psychology"
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ItemContributions of prosodic sensitivity and morphological awareness to word level reading : a perceptual task development study /(Middle Tennessee State University, 2011) Thompson, Danielle ; PsychologyMorphological awareness and prosodic sensitivity are metalinguistic skills, which have been shown to be significant predictors of word level reading in children (Clin, Wade-Woolley, Heggie, 2009; Jarmulowizc, Tarran, & Hay, 2007). The current studies first validated an experimental auditory lexical decision task for prosodic sensitivity to stress shifting in words and pseudowords; secondly, they validated a stress perception task for words; and third, they validated a morphological awareness task. The relationship between prosodic sensitivity, morphological awareness, and reading tasks was also analyzed. Results of the first study indicated that the experimental prosodic sensitivity task accounted for 9% of the variance in word level reading outcomes and that it was significant for real words but not pseudowords. The contribution of prosodic sensitivity to stress shifts in real words was unique when controlling for age, vocabulary, and morphological awareness. This study also found that morphological awareness predicted an additional 4% of the variance in word reading outcomes.
ItemPatterns of perceptual-motor and intelligence scores for learning disabled elementary students.(Middle Tennessee State University, 1977) Rutledge, Alvin ; Psychology