Lateral and central presentation of words with limited exposure duration as remedial training for reading disabled children

I.E. Berends, P. Reitsma

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Abstract

In two studies it is examined whether lateral presentation of words in remedial practice for reading disabled children has additional effects to central presentation. The effect of limited exposure duration (LED) is also studied as a possible factor in inducing higher level decoding processes or increased processing speed of words. Two groups of Dutch reading disabled children (n1 = 25, mean age = 9;8 years & n2 = 36, mean age = 7;1 years) repeatedly practiced reading words presented in the left, right or the central visual field. The results show that all children improved substantially both in reading speed and accuracy, which demonstrates the importance of repetitive practice in reading to attain fluency in reading disabled children. Further analysis demonstrated that neither site of presentation nor limited exposure duration added significantly to the training results. These findings do not corroborate neuropsychological theories suggesting a special role for lateral presentations. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-896
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume27
Issue number7
Early online date28 Jun 2005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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