Intervention for a multi-character processing deficit in a Greek-speaking child with surface dyslexia

Georgia Niolaki, Jackie Masterson

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Abstract

A case study with a 12-year-old boy, R.F., who was a monolingual speaker of Greek is reported. R.F. showed slow word reading and a difficulty in spelling irregular words but not nonwords. Assessments revealed that R.F. did not appear to have a phonological deficit, but indicated impaired multicharacter processing ability for visually presented letter arrays. On the basis of previous research linking multicharacter processing and reading we developed an intervention aimed at improving R.F.'s ability to report letter arrays of increasing length. Following a 9-week programme, improvement was observed, and investigation of R.F.'s reading revealed gains in single word reading speed and accuracy. The findings support the significance of intervention studies for testing hypotheses regarding causal relationships among cognitive processes and the notion of specific profiles of developmental dyslexia/dysgraphia in both …
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-232
Number of pages25
JournalCognitive Neuropsychology
Volume30
Issue number4
Early online date9 Oct 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Dyslexia
Reading
Aptitude
Agraphia
Word Reading
Letters
Research
Cognitive Processes
Phonological Deficit
Irregular
Spelling
Boys
Length
Dysgraphia
Nonwords
Developmental Dyslexia
Causal
Hypothesis Testing

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Cognitive Neuropsychology on 09/10/13, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02643294.2013.842892

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Keywords

  • Dyslexia
  • Dual-route model
  • Multicharacter processing deficit
  •  Reading and spelling

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Intervention for a multi-character processing deficit in a Greek-speaking child with surface dyslexia. / Niolaki, Georgia; Masterson, Jackie.

In: Cognitive Neuropsychology, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2013, p. 208-232.

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