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Hebert, Megan; Zhang, Xiaozhou; Parrila, Rauno – Annals of Dyslexia, 2018
The current study aimed to examine performance times during text reading and question answering of students with and without a history of reading difficulties. Forty-three university students with a history of reading difficulties (HRD) were compared to 124 university students without a history of reading difficulties on measures of word and…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Rate
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Georgiou, George K.; Ghazyani, Raabia; Parrila, Rauno – Annals of Dyslexia, 2018
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…
Descriptors: College Students, Dyslexia, Control Groups, Articulation (Speech)
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Al Dahhan, Noor; Georgiou, George K.; Hung, Rickie; Munoz, Douglas; Parrila, Rauno; Kirby, John R. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2014
Although naming speed (NS) has been shown to predict reading into adulthood and differentiate between adult dyslexics and controls, the question remains why NS is related to reading. To address this question, eye movement methodology was combined with three letter NS tasks (the original letter NS task by Denckla & Rudel, "Cortex"…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Reading Difficulties, Naming, Undergraduate Students
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Deacon, S. Helene; Cook, Kathryn; Parrila, Rauno – Annals of Dyslexia, 2012
We used a questionnaire to identify university students with self-reported difficulties in reading acquisition during elementary school (self-report; n = 31). The performance of the self-report group on standardized measures of word and non-word reading and fluency, passage comprehension and reading rate, and phonological awareness was compared to…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, College Students, Questionnaires, Reading Fluency
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Corkett, Julie K.; Parrila, Rauno – Annals of Dyslexia, 2008
We examined whether university students who report a significant history of reading difficulties (RD; n=24) differed from university students with no history of reading difficulties (NRD; n=31) in how sentence context affects word recognition. Experiment 1 found no differences in how congruent sentence primes or syntactic manipulations of the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Sentences, Word Recognition, Language Processing
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Deacon, S. Helene; Parrila, Rauno; Kirby, John R. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2006
We report on an experiment designed to evaluate processing of derived forms in high-functioning dyslexics, defined as university students with a history of reading difficulties who have age-appropriate reading comprehension skills. We compared high-functioning dyslexics with a group of normal adult readers in their performance on a lexical…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, College Students