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Phonological awareness in Spanish: A tutorial for speech-language pathologists
Communication Disorders Quarterly (2003)
  • Brenda Gorman, Marquette University
  • Ronald B Gillam, University of Texas at Austin

In the United States, more than 2 million children in Grades pre-K through 6 speak Spanish as their primary language. Approximately 50% of these students receive academic instruction in Spanish. This tutorial provides research-based recommendations for presenting phonological awareness tasks to children who receive literacy instruction in Spanish. The authors also discuss how phonological awareness development may differ between monolingual children learning Spanish and monolingual children learning English, and the implications of these differences for choosing appropriate phonological awareness tasks for Spanish speakers.

Publication Date
October 1, 2003
Publisher Statement

Communication Disorders Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 1, (Fall 2003), pp. 13-22.

DOI: 10.1177/15257401030250010301

Brenda Gorman was affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin at the time of publication.

Citation Information
Brenda Gorman and Ronald B Gillam. "Phonological awareness in Spanish: A tutorial for speech-language pathologists" Communication Disorders Quarterly (2003)
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