TB7 D&L Lecture 3; Developmental Dyslexia

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1. How do dyslexic children differ from typical children in mappings of phonological representations?

  • Dyslexic children have 'fuzzy' maps between spellings and sound
  • Typical children have 'fuzzy' maps between spellings and sound
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2. Where are difficulties found in reading in surface dyslexia

  • Difficulty reading via sight-word route
  • Difficulty reading via grapheme-phoneme conversion

3. What is the most WIDELY supported theory of dyslexia at present?

  • The phonological core variable deficit hypothesis
  • The simple view of reading
  • The phonological deficit hypothesis
  • The cerebellar hypothesis

4. What is the core concept behind the cerebellar hypothesis?

  • Motor control is associated with dyslexia causing problems with automatisation and so reading fluency (cerebellar functioning). However, most likely just due to comorbidity rather than an underlying cause
  • Dyslexia is caused by a deficit with rapid auditory temporal processing; however this finding has not been replicated and may be indicative of broader issues

5. In a study by White et al (2006), was there a significant relationship between visual measures and reading ability?

  • No
  • Yes

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