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Laterality and reading attainment

Richardson, John T. E. and Firlej, Maureen D.E. (1979). Laterality and reading attainment. Cortex, 15(4) pp. 581–595.

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This investigation was concerned with measures of laterality and their usefulness as predictors of reading attainment. Previous research has suggested that retarded reading is the result of abnormal development of cerebral dominance, and that this may be indicated by left-handedness or by inconsistencies in lateral preference. A group of schoolboys carried out tests of lateral preference, reading, spelling, and experimental tasks involving dichotic listening and tachistoscopic recognition. There was no evidence that left-handedness, right cerebral dominance, or inconsistencies in laterality were correlated with reading retardation.

Item Type: Journal Item
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49908
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 14:34
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:53
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