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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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MELO, Rosane Braga de  and  CORREA, Jane. Phononlogical Awereness and Adult Literacy. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.2, pp. 460-479. ISSN 1808-4281.

The present study examined the importance of phonological awareness to adult literacy in Brazilian Portuguese, taking into consideration other cognitive and linguistic skills such as verbal ability, memory and initial levels of reading and writing. Thirty-eight adults in literacy classes in Rio de Janeiro were evaluated at the beginning and the end of the school year. The results showed that the initial level of reading and segmentation skills were the best predictors of the development of reading and writing at the end of the academic year.

Keywords : Phonological awareness; Reading; Writing; Adults.

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