EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Predicting Reading Abilities from Oral Language Skills: A Critical Review of the Literature
Ekins, E., & Schneider, P.
Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology, 30(1), 26-45.
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The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of longitudinal studies investigating the ability of oral language measures to predict lower and higher level reading abilities in children.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Not stated
Intervention/Assessment: Oral language measures used to predict reading abilities. These included: phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming (RAN), expressive language, and receptive language.
Number of Studies Included: 13
Years Included: 1990 - 2001
Some oral language measures predict reading achievement and reading group membership.
Keywords: Language Disorders, Literacy, Written Language Disorders
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Added to Compendium: March 2012