ERIC Number: EJ1038340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
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Reading, Laterality, and the Brain: Early Contributions on Reading Disabilities by Sara S. Sparrow
Fletcher, Jack M.; Morris, Robin D.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n2 p250-255 Feb 2014
Although best known for work with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, training in speech pathology and a doctorate in clinical psychology and neuropsychology was the foundation for Sara Sparrow's long-term interest in reading disabilities. Her first papers were on dyslexia and laterality, and the maturational lag theory of developmental dyslexia proposed with Paul Satz, her mentor. The research program that emerged from this work had a wide impact on early neuropsychological models of reading disabilities. Although Sara went on to research focused on children with other developmental disabilities after she moved to Yale University, this initial research influenced her career-long interests in assessment, developmental models of disabilities, and early screening methods.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, Lateral Dominance, Developmental Disabilities, Screening Tests, Psychological Evaluation
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