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ERIC Number: EJ804245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
The Influence of Family History on Reading Remediation and Reading Skills in Children with Dyslexia
Dick, Bruce D.; Kaplan, Bonnie J.; Crawford, Susan
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v21 n1-2 p106-119 2006
This study examined whether family history of reading disability influences the efficacy of reading remediation. A retrospective review of children's performance in a reading remediation program was carried out along with parental interviews for 102 families. Significant improvements were found in the areas of nonword decoding, phonological awareness, and spelling following the reading remediation program. Younger children and children with lower IQs tended to receive less benefit from the remediation program. Having a paternal history of dyslexia was associated with smaller improvements in nonword decoding scores. Maternal history of dyslexia was not a significant predictor of changes in nonword decoding. These findings suggest that some reading skills may be most effectively integrated at later stages of development. They also point to the possibility of unique relationships that may exist between parents and children who have reading disabilities. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery