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ERIC Number: EJ791053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9242
Developmental Dyslexia in Norwegian: Evidence from Single-Case Studies
Nergard-Nilssen, Trude
Dyslexia, v12 n1 p30-50 Feb 2006
This study provides detailed descriptions of the reading impairments in four 10-year-old Norwegian children with dyslexia. In all four cases reading comprehension was well in advance of the children's slow and inaccurate word-recognition skills. Phonological decoding (as assessed by pseudohomophone and nonword reading) appeared relatively unimpaired in three of the dyslexic cases, both in terms of speed and accuracy. However, reading errors showed that these children had particular difficulties with both phoneme length and phoneme quality awareness in reading. A "phonemic identification deficit" account for developmental dyslexia in Norwegian children is suggested. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway