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ERIC Number: EJ885913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Is the "Naming" Deficit in Dyslexia a Misnomer?
Jones, Manon W.; Branigan, Holly P.; Hatzidaki, Anna; Obregon, Mateo
Cognition, v116 n1 p56-70 Jul 2010
We report a study that investigated the widely held belief that naming-speed deficits in developmental dyslexia reflect impaired access to lexical-phonological codes. To investigate this issue, we compared adult dyslexic and adult non-dyslexic readers' performance when naming and semantically categorizing arrays of objects. Dyslexic readers yielded slower response latencies than non-dyslexic readers when naming objects, but a subsequent comparison of object-naming and object-categorization tasks showed that the apparent "naming" deficit could be attributed to a more general difficulty in retrieving information--either phonological or semantic--from the visual stimulus. Our findings suggest that although visual-phonological connections may be crucial in explaining naming-speed performance they do not fully characterise dyslexic readers' naming-speed impairments. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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