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Study of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in children and adolescents with specific learning disorder (dyslexia).
CONCLUSION: This study shows that participants with dyslexia fail to use normal brain regions specialized in language processing, but rather use different areas. PMID: 32086175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Infant ‐directed speech to infants at risk for dyslexia: A novel cross‐dyad design
AbstractWhen mothers speak to infants at risk for developmental dyslexia, they do not hyperarticulate vowels in their infant ‐directed speech (IDS). Here, we used an innovative cross‐dyad design to investigate whether the absence of vowel hyperarticulation in IDS to at‐risk infants is a product of maternalinfant ‐directed behavior or of infants ’parent ‐directed cues. Interactions between mothers and infants who were at risk or not at risk for dyslexia were recorded in three conditions: when mothers interacted with (a) their own infants, (b) infants who were not their own but of the same risk status, and (c) in...
Source: Infancy - February 23, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Marina Kalashnikova, Usha Goswami, Denis Burnham Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 1415: Personality, Behavior Characteristics, and Life Quality Impact of Children with Dyslexia
Kusheng Wu Dyslexia is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders. Children with dyslexia usually suffer from negative, behavior personality problems, and impacted life quality. We aimed to identify family environment factors for dyslexia, and to evaluate the personality, behavior characteristics and life quality of children with dyslexia. A total of 60 children diagnosed with dyslexia and 180 normal children that were aged 7–12 who speak Chinese were recruited from four primary schools in Shantou City, China. Self-designed questionnaire, children’s edition of the Eysenck Personality ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Yanhong Huang Meirong He Anna Li Yuhang Lin Xuanzhi Zhang Kusheng Wu Tags: Article Source Type: research

Greater functional connectivity within the cingulo-opercular and ventral attention networks is related to better fluent reading: A resting-state functional connectivity study
We examined both within- and between-network functional connectivity of these four networks in 26 8–12-year-old children with dyslexia and 30 age-matched typical readers using resting-state functional MRI. Fluency and nonfluency behavioral reading measures were collected, and the scores were analyzed together with the functional data. Children with reading difficulties did not differ in functional connectivity for the four networks compared to typical readers. Grouping the entire cohort into low vs. high fluency-level reading groups, however, revealed significantly higher functional connectivity values within the cingulo...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - February 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The Critical Role of Instructional Response for Identifying Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities.
This article addresses the nature of dyslexia and best practices for identification and treatment within the context of multitier systems of support (MTSS). We initially review proposed definitions of dyslexia to identify key commonalities and differences in proposed attributes. We then review empirical evidence for proposed definitional attributes, focusing on key sources of controversy, including the role of IQ, instructional response, as well as issues of etiology and immutability. We argue that current empirical evidence supports a dyslexia classification marked by specific deficits in reading and spelling words combin...
Source: Journal of Learning Disabilities - February 20, 2020 Category: Disability Authors: Miciak J, Fletcher JM Tags: J Learn Disabil Source Type: research

Altered visual character and object recognition in Japanese-speaking adolescents with developmental dyslexia
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Hiroki Higuchi, Sunao Iwaki, Akira UnoAbstractMany studies have confirmed a brain dysfunction in people with developmental dyslexia (DD) in certain brain regions, including the left superior temporal gyrus and the left fusiform gyrus. However, the neurobiological substrates in Japanese-speaking people with dyslexia are not fully understood, mostly due to the uniqueness of the orthographic systems. Since a substantial part of the written Japanese includes the logographic Kanji as well as the phonographic Kana systems, the reading disab...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - February 18, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Dissociations within neglect-related reading impairments: Egocentric and allocentric neglect dyslexia
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Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margaret Jane Moore Nir Shalev Celine R. Gillebert Nele Demeyere Source Type: research

The emergence of dyslexia in the developing brain
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Ulrike Kuhl, Nicole E. Neef, Indra Kraft, Gesa Schaadt, Liane Dörr, Jens Brauer, Ivonne Czepezauer, Bent Müller, Arndt Wilcke, Holger Kirsten, Frank Emmrich, Johannes Boltze, Angela D. Friederici, Michael A. SkeideAbstractDevelopmental dyslexia, a severe deficit in literacy learning, is a neurodevelopmental learning disorder. Yet, it is not clear whether existing neurobiological accounts of dyslexia capture potential predispositions of the deficit or consequences of reduced reading experience. Here, we longitudinally followed 32 children from...
Source: NeuroImage - February 13, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Handwriting Delay in Dyslexia: Children at the End of Primary School Still Make Numerous Short Pauses When Producing Letters.
Abstract Developmental dyslexia is defined as a specific reading disorder but is also thought to be underpinned by a deficit in motor skills that may well affect handwriting performance. However, the results of studies addressing this issue are not consistent. The present study was, therefore, designed to better understand the functioning of handwriting in children with dyslexia, by conducting an analysis of the legibility and fluency of handwritten letters, supplemented by an assessment of motor skills. The performances of 15 children with dyslexia (Mage = 11.4 years) were compared with those of two groups of typ...
Source: Journal of Learning Disabilities - February 10, 2020 Category: Disability Authors: Alamargot D, Morin MF, Simard-Dupuis E Tags: J Learn Disabil Source Type: research

Skill Profiles of College Students With a History of Developmental Language Disorder and Developmental Dyslexia.
We examined the cognitive skill profiles of 352 college students (ages 18-35 years), using standardized and research-validated measures of reading, spoken language, nonverbal cognition, and self-reported childhood diagnostic history. We classified college students as having DLD (n = 50), and/or DD (n = 40), or as typically developed adults (n = 132) according to procedures described for adults with DLD and DD. A structural equation model determined the cognitive, language, and reading measures predicted by the classification group. Adults with DLD demonstrated poor verbal working memory and speeded sentence-level reading. ...
Source: Journal of Learning Disabilities - February 6, 2020 Category: Disability Authors: Del Tufo SN, Earle FS Tags: J Learn Disabil Source Type: research

Saliva cortisol, melatonin levels and circadian rhythm alterations in Chinese primary school children with dyslexia
Cortisol is the main end product of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal gland (HPA axis), and melatonin (MT) has a regulating effect on HPA axis, and both are closely related to individual behavior and cognitive function. We aimed to evaluate cortisol and MT roles on children dyslexia in this study. A total of 72 dyslexic children and 72 controls were recruited in this study. Saliva samples were collected in the morning, afternoon, and night, respectively. The levels of saliva cortisol and MT were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method. Differences of cortisol and MT levels between dyslexic and normal children we...
Source: Medicine - February 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research

The relationship of domain-general serial order memory and reading ability in school children with and without dyslexia
Publication date: May 2020Source: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Volume 193Author(s): Wibke Maria Hachmann, Nathan Cashdollar, Francesca Postiglione, Remo JobAbstractRecent evidence suggests that reading development when learning alphabetic languages is related to the underlying cognitive ability to maintain the serial order of information in short-term memory (STM). However, it remains unclear at which time point in reading development serial order STM is most important. Here, we established a crucial link between the reading development of primary school children and their serial order STM performance for both...
Source: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology - February 1, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

Visual statistical learning in children with and without DLD and its relation to literacy in children with DLD
AbstractVisual statistical learning (VSL) has been proposed to underlie literacy development in typically developing (TD) children. A deficit in VSL may thus contribute to the observed problems with written language in children with dyslexia. Interestingly, although many children with developmental language disorder (DLD) exhibit problems with written language similar to those seen in children with dyslexia, few studies investigated the presence of a VSL deficit in DLD, and we know very little about the relation between VSL and literacy in this group of children. After testing 36 primary-school-aged  children (ages 7;8–...
Source: Reading and Writing - January 29, 2020 Category: Child Development Source Type: research

A stimulus-brain coupling analysis of regular and irregular rhythms in adults with dyslexia and controls.
Abstract When listening to temporally regular rhythms, most people are able to extract the beat. Evidence suggests that the neural mechanism underlying this ability is the phase alignment of endogenous oscillations to the external stimulus, allowing for the prediction of upcoming events (i.e., dynamic attending). Relatedly, individuals with dyslexia may have deficits in the entrainment of neural oscillations to external stimuli, especially at low frequencies. The current experiment investigated rhythmic processing in adults with dyslexia and matched controls. Regular and irregular rhythms were presented to partici...
Source: Brain and Cognition - January 24, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Fiveash A, Schön D, Canette LH, Morillon B, Bedoin N, Tillmann B Tags: Brain Cogn Source Type: research

Effectiveness of spelling interventions for learners with dyslexia: A meta-analysis and systematic review
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Source: Educational Psychologist - January 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katharina Galuschka Ruth G örgen Julia Kalmar Stefan Haberstroh Xenia Schmalz Gerd Schulte-K örne Source Type: research

Semantic compensation and novel word learning in university students with dyslexia
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2020Source: NeuropsychologiaAuthor(s): Maud Rasamimanana, Mylène Barbaroux, Pascale Colé, Mireille BessonAbstractThe aim of this experiment was to use behavioral and electrophysiological methods to compare university students with dyslexia and matched skilled readers in a novel word learning experiment that included phonological categorization tasks, a word learning phase and a test phase with matching and semantic tasks. Specifically, we aimed at disentangling two hypotheses. If phonological processing drives novel word learning and if phonological processing is impaired in ...
Source: Neuropsychologia - January 22, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Sequential and spatial letter reversals in adults with dyslexia during a word comparison task: demystifying the "was saw" and "db" myths.
Abstract Whether sequential and spatial letter reversals characterize dyslexia in children has been unclear, largely due to developmental variability of these errors in children with and without dyslexia. Here we demonstrate both types of reversals for the first time in adults with dyslexia (n = 22) but not in control adults (n = 20). Participants evaluated 576 word pairs that consisted of two identical words or two words that differed subtly, by categorizing them as same or different. Two subsets of word pairs differed in sequential (e.g. "two tow") and spatial (e.g. "cob cod") letter reversals. The adults wi...
Source: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics - January 20, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Peter B, Albert A, Panagiotides H, Gray S Tags: Clin Linguist Phon Source Type: research

Clinical phenotype heterogeneity in a family with ε-sarcoglycan gene mutation.
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Our description of six cases of patients demonstrates the heterogeneity of the natural course of the disease, even in patients with the same mutation. It seems reasonable to regularly examine relatives of patients with myoclonus-dystonia syndrome, who should be observed for involuntary movements as well as non-motor symptoms. PMID: 31956970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska - January 20, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Kaczyńska J, Jamrozik Z, Szubiga M, Rudzińska-Bar M, Janik P Tags: Neurol Neurochir Pol Source Type: research

Variations in the use of simple and context-sensitive grapheme-phoneme correspondences in English and German developing readers.
Abstract Learning to read in most alphabetic orthographies requires not only the acquisition of simple grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) but also the acquisition of context-sensitive GPCs, where surrounding letters change a grapheme's pronunciation. We aimed to explore the use and development of simple GPCs (e.g. a ➔ /æ/) and context-sensitive GPCs (e.g. [w]a ➔ /ɔ/, as in "swan" or a[l][d] ➔ /o:/, as in "bald") in pseudoword reading. Across three experiments, English- and German-speaking children in grades 2-4 read aloud pseudowords, where vowel graphemes had different pronunciations according to dif...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - January 18, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Schmalz X, Robidoux S, Castles A, Marinus E Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Correlation between diffusion tensor imaging measures and the reading and cognitive performance of Arabic readers: dyslexic children perspective
ConclusionWhite matter microstructural DTI measurements in the right AF, right PLIC, SLF, and left anterior and superior CR are correlated to reading, spelling, writing, memory, and rapid naming abilities of the participants. The DTI measures could be promising regarding their use as a biomarker for follow-up in developmental dyslexia.
Source: Neuroradiology - January 18, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Resting-state EEG reveals global network deficiency in dyslexic children
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: NeuropsychologiaAuthor(s): Huidong Xue, Zhiguo Wang, Yufei Tan, Hang Yang, Wanlu Fu, Licheng Xue, Jing ZhaoAbstractDevelopmental dyslexia is known to involve dysfunctions in multiple brain regions; however, a clear understanding of the brain networks behind this disorder is still lacking. The present study examined the functional network connectivity in Chinese dyslexic children with resting-state electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. EEG data were recorded from 27 dyslexic children and 40 age-matched controls, and a minimum spanning tree (MST) analysis was perfo...
Source: Neuropsychologia - January 15, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Writing and Revision Strategies of Students With and Without Dyslexia.
Abstract Previous work suggests that written text produced by university students with dyslexia is scored lower than that produced by their peers. The present study used a digital writing tablet to examine the writing process and the quality of text written by university students with dyslexia. Revision behavior during and after writing was also investigated. Thirty-two university students with dyslexia (mean age, 20 years), were compared with 32 typically developing (TD) students matched by age. Students composed a written text in response to an expository essay prompt. In line with previous research, students wi...
Source: Journal of Learning Disabilities - January 15, 2020 Category: Disability Authors: Sumner E, Connelly V Tags: J Learn Disabil Source Type: research

'If you're dyslexic, you feel stupid,' advocate says. Now, Ontario wants to change that
The Ontario Human Rights Commission begins hearing stories Tuesday from parents and students in Brampton as it launches a series of public hearings to determine if students with dyslexia, and other learning disabilities involving reading, are receiving the education they need to succeed.
Source: CBC | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Predicting Dyslexia in Children With Developmental Language Disorder.
Conclusion Letter identification is a more accurate predictor of poor word reading and dyslexia than phonological awareness in kindergarten children with DLD, which has important implications for recent U.S. legislation around early identification of dyslexia in all children. PMID: 31910060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - January 7, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Alonzo CN, McIlraith AL, Catts HW, Hogan TP Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research

Language and Pragmatics Across Neurodevelopmental Disorders: An Investigation Using the Italian Version of CCC-2.
Abstract Impairments in structural language and pragmatics are well recognized in different neurodevelopmental disorders, yet in clinical work the discrimination of children with various language difficulties into different diagnostic profile is still a major challenge. Using the CCC-2 questionnaire this study assesses and compares language competences in a sample of Italian children (aged 8-10) with typical development (n = 26) and in children with different neurodevelopmental conditions: high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (n = 19), Language Disorder with associated Developmental Dyslexia (n = ...
Source: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders - January 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ferrara M, Camia M, Cecere V, Villata V, Vivenzio N, Scorza M, Padovani R Tags: J Autism Dev Disord Source Type: research

Regular rhythmic primes boost P600 in grammatical error processing in dyslexic adults and matched controls
Publication date: Available online 23 December 2019Source: NeuropsychologiaAuthor(s): Laure-Hélène Canette, Anna Fiveash, Jennifer Krzonowski, Alexandra Corneyllie, Philippe Lalitte, Dave Thompson, Laurel Trainor, Nathalie Bedoin, Barbara TillmannAbstractRegular musical rhythms orient attention over time and facilitate processing. Previous research has shown that regular rhythmic stimulation benefits subsequent syntax processing in children with dyslexia and specific language impairment. The present EEG study examined the influence of a rhythmic musical prime on the P600 late evoked-potential, associated with grammatical...
Source: Neuropsychologia - December 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Memory for actions in Chinese children with developmental dyslexia.
Abstract Around 5-10% of school children in China suffer from reading disabilities. Previous studies have shown that children with developmental dyslexia have deficits in encoding and retrieval information. Moreover, many studies have provided evidence that performing actions can promote the encoding and retrieval of memory compared to verbal tasks. Therefore, we expected that performing actions can improve the memory performance of children with developmental dyslexia. However, memory for actions of children with developmental dyslexia has not been sufficiently explored. The present study used a 2 (group: dyslexi...
Source: Cognitive Processing - December 20, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Li G, Yang Q, Yang J, Liu H, Jia L Tags: Cogn Process Source Type: research

Bigraph-syllable blending therapy in deep dyslexia
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Source: Aphasiology - December 17, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Hayley L. Davies Arpita Bose Source Type: research

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock: ‘I have no doubt that aliens are out there’
The space scientist, 51, on appearing in The Clangers, being the class clown, how science can save us and extraterrestial life formsI can ’t remembera time when I wasn ’t fascinated by space. I was born in 1968, a year before the moon landings. It’s hard now to comprehend just how exciting that was for my generation. It really was moon madness. But it was also because ofThe Clangers, the children ’s TV show. I was obsessed with it. They’ve rebooted the series now and it recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. They included a little Maggie model in it. I was about the happiest I’ve ever been!I don ’t think I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: James McMahon Tags: Science Space Dyslexia Education Life and style Source Type: news

Do children with dyslexia present a handwriting deficit? Impact of word orthographic and graphic complexity on handwriting and spelling performance
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): Claire Gosse, Marie Van ReybroeckAbstractSeveral studies have demonstrated that children with dyslexia frequently show poor and slow handwriting skills. It is not clear whether these difficulties are a consequence of their spelling deficit or if they arise from graphomotor difficulties. The present study aims to test the hypothesis of the presence of handwriting difficulties in dyslexia, through the investigation of the impact of graphic and orthographic complexity of words on writing. Participants were all monolingual French...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 13, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

What causes dyslexia? Identifying the causes of dyslexia and effective compensatory therapy.
ConclusionsThe causes of dyslexia can be revealed by a dual-intervention approach consisting of a pseudoword experiment and learning a compensatory reading strategy. Reading performance improves immediately if the identified causes of dyslexia are compensated by an appropriate reading therapy. PMID: 31796709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - December 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research

An audiovisual integration deficit underlies reading failure in nontransparent writing systems: An fMRI study of Chinese children with dyslexia
This study, for the first time, illustrates the neural mechanisms of the audiovisual integration deficit in dyslexia in a nontransparent logographic writing system, extending our understanding of the neural basis of dyslexia.
Source: Journal of Neurolinguistics - December 2, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research

Bigraph-syllable blending therapy in deep dyslexia
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Source: Aphasiology - November 29, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Hayley L. Davies Arpita Bose Source Type: research

A meta-analysis of reading-level match dyslexia studies in consistent alphabetic orthographies.
Abstract We provide a meta-analytic review of all group-comparison studies that used reading-level match design, were conducted in highly consistent European orthographies, included children with dyslexia younger than 13 years of age as participants, and included measures of one or more of the potential causes of dyslexia. We identified 21 studies meeting these criteria that examined one or more of phonological awareness, rapid naming, verbal short-term memory, or auditory temporal processing. A random effects model analysis showed first that the groups were matched imperfectly and they differed significantly in w...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - October 30, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Parrila R, Dudley D, Song S, Georgiou GK Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Post-treatment reading development in children with dyslexia: the challenge remains.
Abstract The goal of this study was to examine the post-treatment development of word and pseudoword accuracy and fluency and its cognitive and linguistic predictors in Dutch children with dyslexia compared with typical readers in the upper primary grades. Word and pseudoword reading accuracy and fluency were assessed at the start and end of grade 5 and at the end of grade 6. Phonological awareness, rapid naming, verbal short-term memory, vocabulary, and visual attention span were assessed at the start of grade 5. Repeated measures ANOVAs revealed that children with dyslexia were less accurate than typical readers...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - October 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: van der Kleij SW, Segers E, Groen MA, Verhoeven L Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Morphological processing influences on dyslexia in Greek-speaking children.
Abstract The study explored the inflectional morphological awareness of Greek-speaking children with dyslexia in grade 3. The sample consisted of 24 dyslexic children and 32 chronological age-matched typically developing readers. All participants completed two oral experimental tasks of inflectional morphological awareness (i.e., verb inflections and noun-adjective inflections). The noun-adjective inflection task assessed children's ability to produce the plural of articles, adjectives, and nouns in the context of a sentence. The verb inflection task required children to change the tense of the verb in a sentence....
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - September 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Rothou KM, Padeliadu S Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Validation of curriculum-based reading passages and comparison of college students with and without dyslexia or ADHD.
Abstract Although reading is an essential skill for college success, little is known about how college students with and without disabilities read within their actual college curriculum. In the present article, we report on two studies addressing this issue. Within study 1, we developed and validated curriculum-based oral reading fluency measures using a sample of college students without disabilities (N = 125). In study 2, we administered the curriculum-based measures to four groups (each with n = 25): college students without disabilities, college students with dyslexia, college students with ADHD, and a...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - August 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Nelson JM, Lindstrom W, Foels PA, Lamkin J, Dwyer L Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Music-related abilities among readers with dyslexia.
Abstract Research suggests that a central difficulty in dyslexia may be impaired rapid temporal processing. Good temporal processing is also needed for musical perception, which relies on the ability to detect rapid changes. Our study is the first to measure the perception of adults with and without dyslexia on all three dimensions of music (rhythm, pitch, and spectrum), as well as their capacity for auditory imagery and detection of slow changes, while controlling for working memory. Participants were undergraduate students, aged 20-35 years: 26 readers with dyslexia and 30 typical readers. Participants complete...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - August 24, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Lifshitz-Ben-Basat A, Fostick L Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

E-book reading hinders aspects of long-text comprehension for adults with dyslexia.
This study used long-text reading to investigate (1) different aspects of reading comprehension skills (literal and inferential processes, location of events within a story, and reconstruction of the plot) among university students with dyslexia and (2) the impact of e-book reading on reading comprehension in this population. Thirty adults with dyslexia and 30 matched skilled readers read the same text presented from a printed book and an e-book (Amazon Kindle). Questions were open-ended and both questions and answers used oral format. Results showed that with the printed book, dyslexic adults performed similarly to skille...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - July 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Cavalli E, Colé P, Brèthes H, Lefevre E, Lascombe S, Velay JL Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

NL reading skills mediate the relationship between NL phonological processing skills and a foreign language (FL) reading skills in students with and without dyslexia: a case of a NL (Polish) and FL (English) with different degrees of orthographic consistency.
Abstract The aim of our study was to examine the relationship between NL (Native Language: Polish) phonological processing skills (verbal and phonological short-term memory, phoneme segmentation and blending, rapid automatised naming (RAN)) and the accuracy and fluency of NL and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) word and nonword decoding and word recognition skills of Polish students with and without dyslexia. Sixty-three (45%) high school and junior high school students with and 78 (55%) without dyslexia participated. We found that dyslexia, years of studying EFL at school and privately, NL phoneme blending and...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - July 8, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Łockiewicz M, Jaskulska M Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Children with dyslexia in different cultures: Investigation of anxiety and coping strategies of children with dyslexia in Indonesia and Germany.
This study investigates the anxiety profile and coping strategies of children with and without dyslexia from different cultures. A total of 124 children ranging from the age of eight to eleven from Indonesia (n = 64) and Germany (n = 60) were administered a coping and an anxiety scale. Around 50% of the sample were diagnosed with dyslexia and therefore were specifically asked what strategies they implemented in dealing with their difficulties in reading. Findings indicate that dyslexia and cultural factors have distinct contributions in explaining the variance of anxiety and coping strategies. Specifically, dyslexi...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - July 5, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Novita S, Uyun Q, Witruk E, Siregar JR Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Development of orthographic representations in Spanish children with dyslexia: the influence of previous semantic and phonological knowledge.
This study aimed at evaluating whether the semantic-phonological training prior to word reading could facilitate the formation of orthographic representations and leading an improvement in reading fluency. Twenty-four native Spanish-speaking children with developmental dyslexia carried out two different reading tasks. In one of them, participants previously received semantic and phonological information about stimuli whereas in the other task no previous information was provided. Eight different unfamiliar words (four short and four long) were used in each reading task and the reduction of the length effect across reading ...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - April 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Martínez-García C, Suárez-Coalla P, Cuetos F Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Annals of Dyslexia New Investigator Award.
Authors: Abstract PMID: 30767116 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - February 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Distinct effects of visual and auditory temporal processing training on reading and reading-related abilities in Chinese children with dyslexia.
This study aimed to examine the effects of temporal processing training on the reading abilities of Chinese children with dyslexia. In total, 69 Chinese children with dyslexia in grades three through six were recruited in Taiwan. The children were divided into the following three equal groups: (1) auditory temporal processing training group, (2) visual temporal processing training group, and (3) control group with no specific training. The participants in both training groups received instruction with identical durations (30-40 min), intensities (12 times in total), and frequencies (three to four times per week). The part...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - January 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Authors: Wang LC, Liu D, Xu Z Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Are predictors of reading impairment in isolated cleft similar to those in idiopathic dyslexia?
Abstract Children with isolated cleft of the lip and/or palate (iCL/P) are at increased risk for reading impairment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of early risk factors (hearing, speech, and early literacy) on reading performance compared to unaffected participants with average (uAR) and impaired (uIR) reading. Reading achievement and early literacy skills were evaluated across three groups (27 iCL/P, 32 uAR, and 33 uIR). All participants were males, ages 8-11 years old. Those with history of head trauma/injury or major medical/mental health conditions were excluded. Group differences in ac...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - November 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Conrad AL Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Adult perceptions of children with dyslexia in the USA.
This study examined adult perceptions of dyslexia among US adults. Participants (n = 623) answered survey questions pertaining to characteristics, views, and possible causes of DYS. Exploratory factor analysis revealed five distinct factors: (1) psychosocial causes, (2) external causes, (3) biological causes, (4) consequences, and (5) controllability. Three-way ANOVA's were conducted to determine the effects of ethnicity, gender, and parental status on how DYS was perceived. The results revealed ethnic, gender, and parental status differences. Males endorsed psychosocial causes and external causes more often than femal...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - August 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Castillo A, Gilger JW Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Predictors for grade 6 reading in children at familial risk of dyslexia.
Abstract The present study investigates whether grade 6 reading outcomes, reading fluency, and reading comprehension can be predicted by grade 3 reading fluency, familial risk of dyslexia (FR), and grade 3 reading related skills: rapid automatized naming (RAN), phonological awareness (PA), and vocabulary. In a sample of 150 children, of whom 83 had a parent with dyslexia, correlation and regression analyses were performed. FR, measured on a continuous scale, was by itself related to all outcomes. However, FR did not explain any variance on top of grade 3 reading fluency. Grade 3 reading fluency strongly predicted ...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - July 11, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: van Setten ERH, Hakvoort BE, van der Leij A, Maurits NM, Maassen BAM Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Atypical predictive processing during visual statistical learning in children with developmental dyslexia: an event-related potential study.
Abstract Previous research suggests that individuals with developmental dyslexia perform below typical readers on non-linguistic cognitive tasks involving the learning and encoding of statistical-sequential patterns. However, the neural mechanisms underlying such a deficit have not been well examined. The aim of the present study was to investigate the event-related potential (ERP) correlates of sequence processing in a sample of children diagnosed with dyslexia using a non-linguistic visual statistical learning paradigm. Whereas the response time data suggested that both typical and atypical readers learned the s...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - June 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Singh S, Walk AM, Conway CM Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

The multiple deficit model of dyslexia: what does it mean for identification and intervention?
Abstract Research demonstrates that phonological skills provide the basis of reading acquisition and are a primary processing deficit in dyslexia. This consensus has led to the development of effective methods of reading intervention. However, a single phonological deficit is not sufficient to account for the heterogeneity of individuals with dyslexia, and recent research provides evidence that supports a multiple-deficit model of reading disorders. Two studies are presented that investigate (1) the prevalence of phonological and cognitive processing deficit profiles in children with significant reading disabilit...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - April 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Ring J, Black JL Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research

Are RAN deficits in university students with dyslexia due to defective lexical access, impaired anchoring, or slow articulation?
Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine different hypotheses in relation to RAN deficits in dyslexia. Thirty university students with dyslexia and 32 chronological-age controls were assessed on RAN Digits and Colors as well as on two versions of RAN Letters and Objects (one with five items repeated 16 times and one with 20 items repeated four times). In addition, participants were tested on discrete letter and object naming, phonological awareness, orthographic knowledge, and speed of processing, and the RAN Letters and Objects total times were partitioned into pause times and articulation times. Results...
Source: Annals of Dyslexia - March 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Authors: Georgiou GK, Ghazyani R, Parrila R Tags: Ann Dyslexia Source Type: research