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Mon Nov 01 2010

Qs: Scientific Reviews: 'Your Baby Can Read'

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        1.     Johanna Rubba , Scientific Reviews: 'Your Baby Can Read'

Message 1: Scientific Reviews: 'Your Baby Can Read'
Date: 28-Oct-2010
From: Johanna Rubba <jrubbacalpoly.edu>
Subject: Scientific Reviews: 'Your Baby Can Read'
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Dear LINGUIST subscribers,

Does anyone know of scientific reviews of the early-reading program
"Your Baby Can Read"? All I'm able to find in database searches are
not in academic journals. One of my teacher-ed students asked about
this program.

I watched the promotional videos on the company's website and read
some customer reviews. It appears that the program can teach very
young children whole-word recognition, but some parents claim their
child can "sound out" new words that they haven't seen before. I'm
interested in whether any language-acquisition or literacy experts have
reviewed this program and/or tested children who have done it for
alphabetic literacy.

Thank you so much,

Dr. Johanna Rubba, Professor, Linguistics
Linguistics Minor Advisor
English Department
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
E-mail: jrubbacalpoly.edu
Tel.: 805.756.2184
Dept. Ofc. Tel.: 805.756.2596
Dept. Fax: 805.756.6374
URL: http://www.cla.calpoly.edu/~jrubba

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

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