ERIC Number: ED174960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Remembering and Forgetting: Story Recall Abilities of Dyslexic Children.
Dickinson, David K.; Weaver, Phyllis A.
The story recall abilities of 26 dyslexic children were tested, using a story schema representation previously used in research with normal children. Comparisons within the disabled reader group found significant differences in story schema knowledge, but comparisons between normal and disabled readers revealed no significant differences. However, reanalysis using a qualitative system revealed differences between normal and disabled readers in the coherence and completeness of their recall. The results indicated that disabled readers with lower verbal abilities are relatively poor at making inferences that link separate units of information, such as causal and temporal markers that help make texts more coherent. In addition, unlike more skilled readers, these reading disabled students are much less able to remember stories in verbatim form. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.