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ERIC Number: ED084498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 125
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The Relationship Between Language, Categorization, and Primary Dyslexia.
Greenhill, Neil Jon
The purpose of this study was to determine whether primary dyslexic children are impaired equally in the areas of language and cognition and to assess the value of verbal cues in raising the dyslexic group's performance on word-retrieval tasks. Two groups of male children were used in the investigation. The experimental group consisted of primary dyslexic children. The children in the control group were a clinical sample who had no reading deficits. Both samples were matched with respect to chronological age and intelligence. The mean age of the samples was thirteen years and the two groups were judged to have average intelligence. The treatment variables were: success in retrieving target words with the aid of verbal clues, the grouping and matching of verbal information, and the grouping of the same information in picture form. The results indicated that the dyslexic group was more handicapped in the retrieval of target words than in classifying information. Also, the variation in the number of clues presented seems to have a greater relationship to the number of target words retrieved than the variation in the type of clues for both groups. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Michigan