alphabetic coding

alphabetic coding

[¦al·fə¦bed·ik ′kōd·iŋ]
(computer science)
Abbreviation of words for computer input.
A system of coding with a number system of base 26, the letters of the alphabet being used instead of the cardinal numbers.
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Keith Stanovich, a well-respected researcher at the University of Toronto, wrote in the Reading Teacher (January 1994): "That direct instruction in alphabetic coding facilitates early reading acquisition is one of the most well-established conclusions in all of behavioral science.
Good readers don't rely on a story's context to identify words, because their alphabetic coding ability is so fluent and automatic," adds psychologist Charles A.