ERIC Number: ED198493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
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Verbal Codibility in Visual Paired Associate Performance of Poor Readers.
Gerber, Marilen J.; White, Donna R.
The performance of good and poor readers was compared on a series of three visually presented paired associate tasks varying the verbal codability level of response items. Performance of the 32 poor readers was significantly lower than that of the 32 good readers across all three tasks. There were no differences between good and poor readers in their response latencies to label production for the variety of visual materials, nor were there differences between the reader groups in their reported use of visual or verbal rehearsal strategies during task performance. These results were interpreted as being consistent with the possibility of a general visual associative learning dysfunction for poor readers. The data eliminated the explanation of a label production deficit for the poor reader group, but did not rule out the possibility of deficiencies in the covert use of verbal rehearsal strategies. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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