Experimental study of the connection between reading skills, phonological skills and verbal short-term memory. (completed)
PhD student Monica Abrahamsen.
Charles Hulme, Solveig-Alma Halaas Lyster.
About the project
Experimental study of the connection between reading skills, phonological skills and verbal short-term memory Gathercole and Baddeley (1993) have proposed that verbal short-term memory problems can cause reading difficulties. Hulme and Roodenrhys (1995) have suggested that a common set of phonological representations underpin verbal short-term memory and reading skills. Five training studies are reported, in which effects of phoneme awareness, rhyme and semantic training on free recall and serial recall are examined. Results show that phoneme awareness training affects serial and free recall, while semantic training affects free recall. Rhyme training has no impact on serial recall. This supports that phonological representations underpin serial recall, while free recall is dependent of semantic representations. The responsible researchers are PhD student Monica Abrahamsen, supervised by prof. Charles Hulme and prof. Solveig-Alma Halaas Lyster.