Исследование взаимосвязи навыков фонематической обработки и навыков чтения
Reading is a complex cognitive process that encompasses phonological processing, i.e. mental operations involving minimal distinctive linguistic sounds. This study investigated how phonological processing skills can predict reading fluency and comprehension in monolingual Russian-speaking elementary school students. Phonological skills were assessed using seven linguistic tests of different levels of complexity. We tested 90 typically developing children from the first through fourth grades. We found that reading skills are best predicted by the most complex phonological tests that involve several linguistic components — similarly to reading per se. The results confirm that advanced phonological processing skills are essential for successful reading acquisition.