ERIC Number: EJ668514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Individual Differences in Printed Word Recognition.
Gayan, Javier; Olson, Richard K.
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v84 n2 p97-123 Feb 2003
Explored genetic and environmental etiologies of individual differences in printed word recognition and related skills in identical and fraternal twin 8- to 18-year-olds. Found evidence for moderate genetic influences common between IQ, phoneme awareness, and word-reading skills and for stronger IQ-independent genetic influences that were common between phoneme awareness and word-reading skills. Found that phonological and orthographic coding skills in word recognition had significant common and independent genetic influences. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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