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Aro, Mikko; Björn, Piia Maria – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
The aim of the study was to explore the Finnish preservice and inservice teachers' knowledge of language constructs relevant for literacy acquisition. A total of 150 preservice teachers and 74 inservice teachers participated in the study by filling out a questionnaire that assessed self-perceived expertise in reading instruction, knowledge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers
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Callens, Maaike; Tops, Wim; Stevens, Michaël; Brysbaert, Marc – Annals of Dyslexia, 2014
An increasing number of students with dyslexia register in higher education. As a consequence, information on their pattern of strengths and weaknesses is essential to construct adequate assessment and diagnostic protocols. In a sample of 100 first-year bachelor students with dyslexia and 100 control students, a large pool of cognitive skills were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Dyslexia, Comparative Analysis, Cognitive Ability
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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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Au, Agnes; Lovegrove, William – Annals of Dyslexia, 2006
Using normal adult readers, this study examined the relative involvement of magnocellular and parvocellular processes in reading English phonologically regular pseudowords and irregular words presented in isolation and in contiguity from left to right. The data showed that a low temporal frequency visual measure that implied more parvocellular…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, College Students, Visual Discrimination, Visual Perception
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Schiff, Rachel; Ravid, Dorit – Annals of Dyslexia, 2004
The study investigates dyslexic and normal Hebrew readers' perception of words containing a vowel letter in different orthographic and morphological contexts. In the first experiment, 72 undergraduate education students (half diagnosed with reading disabilities and half normal readers) were asked to judge pointed words with different morphological…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Reading Difficulties, Phonology, Graphemes