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ERIC Number: EJ1025274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Reading Development in Young Children: Genetic and Environmental Influences
Logan, Jessica A. R.; Hart, Sara A.; Cutting, Laurie; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Schatschneider, Chris; Petrill, Stephen
Child Development, v84 n6 p2131-2144 Nov-Dec 2013
The development of reading skills in typical students is commonly described as a rapid growth across early grades of active reading education, with a slowing down of growth as active instruction tapers. This study examined the extent to which genetics and environments influence these growth rates. Participants were 371 twin pairs, aged approximately 6 through 12, from the Western Reserve Reading Project. Development of word-level reading, reading comprehension, and rapid naming was examined using genetically sensitive latent quadratic growth curve modeling. Results confirmed the developmental trajectory described in the phenotypic literature. Furthermore, the same shared environmental influences were related to early reading skills and subsequent growth, but genetic influences on these factors were unique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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