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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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PESTUN, Magda Solange Vanzo; OMOTE, Leila Cristina Ferreira; BARRETO, Déborah Cristina Málaga  and  MATSUO, Tiemi. Phonemic awareness in children education: preventing difficulties in writing. Psicol. Esc. Educ. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp.95-104. ISSN 2175-3539.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572010000100011.

Phonemic Awareness is the metalingüistic ability which enables the conscious approach to the phonemic level of speech and the most cognitive manipulation of these representations in this level. In this study we aim at verifying whether the phonemic stimulation in Kindergarten is predictive for writing acquisition in the 1st grade. Eighty-five children from public school participated in this study. We used the following procedure: 1) Pre-test: intellectual evaluation, phonic and written conscious; 2) elaborating stimulus program and categorizing children in groups: experimental (GE) and a control (GC), statistically balanced; 3) program execution; 4) Post-test: re-evaluating the phonic and written conscious. The results indicate that both groups evolved in all the variables from the pre-test to the post-test. Qualitatively, the evolution was greater in the experimental group (GE). However, the difference between both was not significant. We suggest the following hypotheses: the number of sessions was insufficient; there were too many children per group; and/or the researchers were inexperienced in pedagogical practices.

Keywords : Phonological awareness; Handwriting; Early childhood education.

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