SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.21 issue1Noise and age: influence on the hearing of individuals with ages between 50 - 70 yearsAugmentative and alternative communication: scope and peculiarities of terms and concepts in Brazil author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Pró-Fono Revista de Atualização Científica

Print version ISSN 0104-5687


RODRIGUES, Amalia  and  BEFI-LOPES, Debora Maria. Phonological working memory and its relationship with language development in children. Pró-Fono R. Atual. Cient. [online]. 2009, vol.21, n.1, pp.63-68. ISSN 0104-5687.

BACKGROUND: phonological working memory and typical language development in children. AIM: to describe and discuss findings of researches concerning the assessment of phonological working memory in normally developing children undertaken since the 1980's. AIM: to present a systematic literature review regarding the phonological working memory and its relationship with normal language development. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature on phonological working memory and its relationship with language development skills of normal children was made. The used material involved books, monographs, thesis, dissertations and articles stored in Lilacs, Pubmed, Scielo and Medline databases. An analysis was made considering the applied tests and the results regarding the effects of extension and age and the relationship of these variables with phonological working memory for speakers of English and the Brazilian Portuguese language. CONCLUSION: according to the consulted literature, studies indicate a relationship between the phonological and lexical knowledge and the phonological working memory in children with normal language development.

Keywords : Working Memory; Normal Language Development; Child Language; Review Literature.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English | Portuguese     · English ( pdf ) | Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License