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Evidence for Common Etiological Influences on Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten.

Title: Evidence for Common Etiological Influences on Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten.
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Name(s): Soden-Hensler, Brooke, author
Taylor, Jeanette, author
Schatschneider, Christopher, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2012-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Understanding how the etiology of print awareness and phonological awareness are related to the etiology of decoding can provide insights into the development of word reading. To address this issue, we examined the degree of overlap among etiological influences of pre-reading skills in 1,252 twin pairs in kindergarten. Genetic, shared environmental, and non-shared environmental factors were significant for all three literacy phenotypes. The majority of genetic and shared environmental influence on decoding was due to common factors that included print awareness and phonological awareness. Notably, only a single genetic factor contributed to all three literacy phenotypes but there was additional shared environmental influence common to phonological awareness and decoding. Findings suggest commonalities in the etiology of pre-reading literacy skills that could inform work on the development of reading skill.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_23204828 (IID), 10.1080/10888438.2011.599902 (DOI), PMC3507462 (PMCID), 23204828 (RID), 23204828 (EID)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-05
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3507462.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23204828
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Scientific studies of reading : the official journal of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.
1088-8438
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 16

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Soden-Hensler, B., Taylor, J., & Schatschneider, C. (2012). Evidence for Common Etiological Influences on Early Literacy Skills in Kindergarten. Scientific Studies Of Reading : The Official Journal Of The Society For The Scientific Study Of Reading. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23204828