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ERIC Number: ED258136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Pages: 29
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A Comparison of the Contributions of Phonological Recoding and Selective Attention Deficits to Reading Disability.
Bowers, P. G.; And Others
A study investigated whether a visual selective attention deficit with its presumed basis in slow visual processing referred to the same phonological recoding deficit, or whether they were two independent sources of reading disability. Subjects were children aged 7 to 15 referred to a university clinic (the Waterloo Child Assessment Project--WATCAP) by parents or community agencies for assessment of neuropsychological and attentional functions. Each child was given an extensive battery of tests, including the WISC-R, Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery Tests of Achievement, most of the Reitan neuropsychological battery, a battery of RT measures of attention and distractibility, and the Lincoln-Oseretzky tests of motor skills, as well as tests of color and digit naming speed and auditory memory for sentences. Parents completed developmental histories, the Peterson-Quay Behavior Problem Checklist and Connors' Parent Rating Scales. Results showed that naming speed was a significant contributor to reading achievement, but gave no support to a selective attention deficit contribution to reading disability. As predicted, naming speed contributed more variance to the word attack subtest than to the other reading subskills. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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