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ERIC Number: EJ791046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9242
Effects of Feedforward and Feedback Consistency on Reading and Spelling in Dyslexia
Davies, Robert A. I.; Weekes, Brendan S.
Dyslexia, v11 n4 p233-252 Nov 2005
We investigated the effects of rime consistency on reading and spelling among dyslexic children and a group of matched reading age skilled readers by manipulating consistency of orthography-to-phonology (OP) mappings and consistency of mappings from phonology-to-orthography (PO). For both dyslexic and control children we found feedforward consistency effects on reading (O-greater than P) and spelling (P-greater than O) and feedback (O-greater than P) consistency effects on spelling. Dyslexic children demonstrated feedback (PO) consistency effects in reading but control children did not. Our results challenge accounts of reading and spelling in dyslexia that assume feedforward consistency effects alone. We consider the implications of these results in relation to theories in which children may assess candidate responses for goodness of fit to prior expectations. We discuss the wider implications of our results for the assessment and remediation of dyslexia. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)