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Ana Cristina Silva
Ana Cristina Silva

General Information

Academic Category: 
Assistant Professor
Scientific-Pedagogical Department : 
Educational Psychology
Research<br />Unit: 
Centre for Research in Education
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Career & Education

PhD in Psychology of Education, Universidade do Minho, Portugal (2001)

Research Focus

Early acquisition of written language
Text production

Key Publications

Alves Martins, M., Albuquerque, A., Salvador, L., & Silva, C. (2014). Invented spelling activities in small groups and early spelling and reading. Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology. DOI:10.1080/01443410.2014.950947


Silva, C., Almeida, T & Alves Martins, M. (2010) 'The letter´s names and the letter´s sound: It´s implication for the phonetization process. Reading and Writing, 23(2), 147, 172.


Alves-Martins, M. & Silva, C. (2006) The impact of invented spelling on phonemic awareness. Learning and Instruction. 16, 41-56.


Silva, C., & Alves Martins, M. (2003). Relations between children's invented spelling and the development of phonological awareness. Educational Psychology, 23, 3-16.


Silva, C., & Alves-Martins, M. (2002). Phonological skills and writing of pre-syllabic children. Reading Research Quarterly, 37, 466-483.