A retrospective longitudinal study of cognitive and language skills in poor reading comprehension
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 56, no 2, 157-166 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Fifty-six specific poor reading comprehenders (SPRC) were selected in Grade 4 and retrospectively compared to good comprehenders at preschool (age 5) and at the end of kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. The results revealed deficits in vocabulary, grammar, verbal memory and early deficits in phonological awareness in most of the SPRC sample, beginning in preschool. The reading comprehension deficits in children with SPRC were not as marked in earlier assessments in Grade 1 and 2, probably because of the greater dependence on word decoding in reading comprehension in the early grades.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley: 24 months , 2015. Vol. 56, no 2, 157-166 p.
Poor comprehenders; reading comprehension; longitudinal study; preschool language skills; core deficits
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117225DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12188ISI: 000351217500006PubMedID: 25581078OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-117225DiVA: diva2:807111
Funding Agencies|National Institute of Health [2 P50 HD27802, 1 R01 HD38562]; Swedish Research Council [345-2002-3701, PDOKJ028/2006:1]; Riksbankens Jubileumsfond; Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation [PDOKJ028/2006:1]2015-04-222015-04-212015-04-23