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ERIC Number: EJ892925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Eye-Movement Patterns of Readers with Down Syndrome during Sentence-Processing: An Exploratory Study
Frenck-Mestre, Cheryl; Zardan, Nathalie; Colas, Annie; Ghio, Alain
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v115 n3 p193-206 May 2010
Eye movements were examined to determine how readers with Down syndrome process sentences online. Participants were 9 individuals with Down syndrome ranging in reading level from Grades 1 to 3 and a reading-level-matched control group. For syntactically simple sentences, the pattern of reading times was similar for the two groups, with longer reading times found at sentence end. This "wrap-up" effect was also found in the first reading of more complex sentences for the control group, whereas it only emerged later for the readers with Down syndrome. Our results provide evidence that eye movements can be used to investigate reading in individuals with Down syndrome and underline the need for future studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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