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dc.contributor.authorPerham, Nick
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Toni
dc.contributor.authorWatt, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T15:10:44Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T15:10:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-14
dc.identifier.citationPerham, N., Howell, T. and Watt, A. (2019) 'Can a simple, short-term memory task help to screen dyslexia?', Current Psychology. (2019) (awaiting issue number)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10883
dc.descriptionArticle published in Current Psychology on 14 December 2019 (online) available open access at https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00568-4en_US
dc.description.abstractFunding to support students with dyslexia in post-compulsory education is under pressure and more efficient assessments may offset some of this shortfall. We tested potential tasks for screening dyslexia: recall of adjective-noun, compared to noun adjective, pairings (syntax) and recall of high versus low frequency letter pairings (bigrams). Students who reported themselves as dyslexic failed to show a normal syntax effect (greater recall of adjective-noun compared to noun-adjective pairings) and no significant difference in recall between the two types of bigrams whereas students who were not dyslexic showed the syntax effect and a bias towards recalling high frequency bigrams. Findings are consistent with recent explanations of dyslexia suggesting that those affected find it difficult to learn and utilise sequential long-term order information (Szmalec et al. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 37(5) ,1270-1279, 2011). Further, ROC curve analyses revealed both tasks showed acceptable diagnostic properties as they were able to discriminate between the two groups of participants.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCurrent Psychology;
dc.titleCan a simple, short-term memory task help to screen dyslexia?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-019-00568-4
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-10-31
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-01-07


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