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ERIC Number: EJ791042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1076-9242
The Cerebellar Deficit Hypothesis and Dyslexic Tendencies in a Non-Clinical Sample
Brookes, Rebecca L.; Stirling, John
Dyslexia, v11 n3 p174-185 Aug 2005
In order to assess the relationship between cerebellar deficits and dyslexic tendencies in a non-clinical sample, 27 primary school children aged 8-9 completed a cerebellar soft signs battery and were additionally assessed for reading age, sequential memory, picture arrangement and knowledge of common sequences. An average measure of the soft signs data established a single construct which we treated as our primary index of cerebellar function. Overall cerebellar function was significantly correlated with reading age, picture arrangement and knowledge of common sequences even when IQ was partialled out. Graphical representation of our data indicated a continuous rather than discrete distribution for each measure. Results are discussed in terms of the CDH and continuum approaches to dyslexia. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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