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ERIC Number: EJ932984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0028-3932
Prisms Throw Light on Developmental Disorders
Brookes, Rebecca L.; Nicolson, Roderick I.; Fawcett, Angela J.
Neuropsychologia, v45 n8 p1921-1930 2007
Prism adaptation, in which the participant adapts to prismatic glasses that deflect vision laterally, is a specific test of cerebellar function. Fourteen dyslexic children (mean age 13.5 years); 14 children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD): 6 of whom had comorbid dyslexia; and 12 control children matched for age and IQ underwent prism adaptation (assessed by clay throwing accuracy to a 16.7[degrees] visual displacement). All 8 DCD children, 5 of the 6 children with comorbid DCD and dyslexia and 10 of the 14 dyslexic children showed an impaired rate of adaptation, thereby providing strong evidence of impaired cerebellar function in DCD and developmental dyslexia. Taken together with other emerging evidence of overlap between developmental disorders, these findings highlight the importance of complementing research on the individual disorders with research on the commonalities between the disorders. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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