pseudoword


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pseudoword

(soo′dō-wŭrd″)
A string of letters that can be pronounced by literate people but has no meaning. The ability to read and pronounce pseudowords is impaired in people who have difficulty reading, e.g., children with dyslexia or some adults with brain damage or stroke.
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Exploring the role of base words and suffixes and pseudoword processing: Evidence from young French readers.
The NWF probe is an indicator of the student's knowledge of the alphabetic principle, and measures phoneme segmentation and blending, as well as pseudoword decoding.
Decoding was assessed through the Word Attack subtest of the WRMT-R/NU (Woodcock, 1987/1998), an untimed measure of pseudoword reading.
The demographic characteristics as well as means for the verbal ability and real and pseudoword reading measures are listed in Table D.
Isolating individual sounds in words, as well as manipulating these sounds by deleting the sound from, or adding the sound to, a word to create a new word or pseudoword, is by far the most difficult task for a child.
The results indicated that all participants demonstrated gains in word reading, pseudoword reading, and reading comprehension.
She arrived at this conclusion by having the participants of two groups, blind and sighted, read pseudoword homophones ("bloo") and nonwords that followed the rules of print ("ploo").
As measured by pseudoword reading tests, complete mastery of the cipher seems to be at the core of early reading success (Signorini, 1997).
Siegel, supra note 25, at 476 (claiming that "a pseudoword reading test constitutes the most accurate test of a reading disability"); Keith E.
Those in the training group exhibited enhanced growth in speech-to-print matching, phoneme awareness, spelling, pseudoword reading and on a word-learning task.
s (1995) processing speed treatment had no effects for word reading or pseudoword reading accuracy.
One recent study, conducted by Ritchey (2008), explored the concurrent relations among early spelling (real and pseudoword spelling) and a relatively wide range of alphabetic, phonological, and reading measures at the end of kindergarten in a sample of 60 students.