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ERIC Number: EJ1008408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Brain Hemisphericity and Developmental Dyslexia
Vlachos, Filippos; Andreou, Eleni; Delliou, Afroditi
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v34 n5 p1536-1540 May 2013
The present study examined the link between brain hemisphericity and dyslexia in secondary school students, using the Preference Test (PT), a widely used self-report index of preferred hemisphere thinking styles. The hypothesis was that differences would be revealed between the dyslexic group and their peers in hemispheric preference. A total of 45 secondary school students who were diagnosed with dyslexia and attended regular public schools formed the learning disabled group. A comparison group was formed of pupils who attended the same classes (N = 90), and these were matched for age and sex with dyslexics (1 dyslexic: 2 control). The results revealed that significantly more dyslexic pupils displayed a preference for a right hemisphere thinking style compared to their peers who adopted a left hemisphere thinking style. This finding is in line with the suggestion of the greater right hemisphere involvement in the expression of developmental dyslexia. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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