ERIC Number: EJ580331
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
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Varieties of Developmental Reading Disorder: Genetic and Environmental Influences.
Castles, Anne; Datta, Helen; Gayan, Javier; Olson, Richard K.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v72 n2 p73-94 Feb 1999
Examined heritability of reading deficits in dyslexic subtypes. Found reading deficits were heritable in developmental phonological and surface dyslexics, with greater genetic contribution in the former. Findings suggest a partial independence in the development of cognitive processes involved in reading, and affirm accounts of surface dyslexia which emphasize a strong environmental contribution. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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