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Carl Repetition Reply
Sat May 30, 2015 00:01

Like you said, we all memorize common words because we don't decode every word we read. Once we learn what the word is from decoding, we can recognize it they next time we see it. For instance you don't sound out w-o-r-d, when you see it you just instantly know that's what "word" looks like. What I meant by memorizing letter patterns is they're actually associating letter patterns, if that makes sense. For instance, I think they would have a hard time with words like they/that/the or quiet/quit/quite, because they're just memorizing the letters that make up the word or just associating a couple letters with certain words (not necessarily memorizing the order). Or maybe they're memorizing words as a whole and just skipping the step of decoding all together. Therefore when they come across a word they don't know, they don't know how to decode it - which may also help explain why children with ASD also have trouble with vocabulary.

  • Re: Carl Repetition - Erica Phelps, Fri May 29 23:40
    Memorizing letter patterns is an interesting concept that I have never thought about before. I am not sure how I feel about this, but it seems like the articles think that it is a negative way to... more
    • Carl Repetition Reply - brawleyeo, Sat May 30 00:01
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