The relationship between musical ability and literacy skills

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Abstract

Research has shown that a relationship exists between phonological awareness and literary skills. It has been suggested that a structured programme of musical activities can be used to help children develop a multi‐sensory awareness and response to sounds. The relationship between musical ability and literacy skills was examined in a study that showed an association between rhythmic ability and reading. A further pilot intervention study showed that training in musical skills is a valuable additional strategy for assisting children with reading difficulties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Research in Reading
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1994

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