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

Niolaki, G.Z and Masterson, J (2013) 'Intervention for a multi-character processing deficit in a Greek-speaking child with surface dyslexia.' Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30 (4). pp. 208-232. ISSN 0264-3294

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2013.842892

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 opaque and transparent orthographies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dyslexia, dual-route model, multi-character processing deficit, reading and spelling
Divisions: School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2013.842892
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 14:44
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:56
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