Assessing Phoneme Awareness Phonological awareness has been shown to be an important component of early reading success. The purpose of this article is to review the importance of phonological awareness within the broader context of language/literacy learning. Consideration for a broad continuum of phoneme awareness skills is discussed. Specific techniques are offered to ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1993
Assessing Phoneme Awareness
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Eileen W. Ball
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Contact author: Eileen W. Ball, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Special Education, College of Education (M/C 147), Box 4348, Chicago, IL 60680.
    Contact author: Eileen W. Ball, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Special Education, College of Education (M/C 147), Box 4348, Chicago, IL 60680.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1993
Assessing Phoneme Awareness
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1993, Vol. 24, 130-139. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2403.130
History: Received February 24, 1992 , Accepted July 23, 1992
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1993, Vol. 24, 130-139. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2403.130
History: Received February 24, 1992; Accepted July 23, 1992

Phonological awareness has been shown to be an important component of early reading success. The purpose of this article is to review the importance of phonological awareness within the broader context of language/literacy learning. Consideration for a broad continuum of phoneme awareness skills is discussed. Specific techniques are offered to guide the speech-language pathologist in the assessment of phonological awareness skills.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The author thanks speech-language pathologists Gwen Maxie and Gloria Cannon, and Eleni Kokkino, Cheryl Longinotti, and Joyce Lieberman for their suggestions on an earlier draft of this article.
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