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Reading Disorders


There are two major types of reading disorder; developmental dyslexia and reading comprehension impairment. The primary difficulty in dyslexia is with the accurate and fluent reading of single words, whilst in reading comprehension impairment words can be read accurately but there is no or little understanding of what is read. Using the causal modelling framework, the underlying causes of the two disorders are reviewed together with the co-occurrence of reading and language disorders. The rationale for viewing reading as a dimensional disorder, where the difficulties experienced are on a continuum rather than using cut-off points to identify disorders is also reviewed.

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Stuart, Nichola J.

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development


Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2019-01-11

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This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of Reading Disorders
This RADAR resource is Part of Encyclopedia of child and adolescent development [ISBN: 9781119161899] / edited by Stephen Hupp and Jeremy D. Jewell.


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