21.4354, Qs: Scientific Reviews: 'Your Baby Can Read'

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Subject: 21.4354, Qs: Scientific Reviews: 'Your Baby Can Read'

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Date: 28-Oct-2010
From: Johanna Rubba [jrubba at calpoly.edu]
Subject: Scientific Reviews: 'Your Baby Can Read'

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Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:06:36
From: Johanna Rubba [jrubba at calpoly.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: jrubba at calpoly.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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