Viewpoint Series 11

Psychological Processes in Printed Word Recognition

Implications for the Teaching of Reading

June 1999
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  • Publisher
    UCL IOE Press
  • Published
    30th June 1999
  • ISBN 9780854735266
  • Language English
  • Pages 8 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 11.75"

This paper concentrates on research findings concerning the printed word recognition processes used by fluent independent readers to gain access to meaning, and how these are developed. The decision to concentrate here on a discussion of printed word recognition emphasizes that unless children develop adequate printed word recognition skills, they are unlikely to understand the texts they read: such skills are essential to accessing meaning from print.

Morag Stuart

Morag Stuart is Professor in the Psychology of Reading at the Institute of Education, University of London.