Ideogram Reading in Normal and Dyslexic Children

Abigail B. Sivan*, John D. Bayless, Nils R. Varney

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This study was concerned with the ideogram reading performances of groups of reading disabled and normal children. While adults with acquired alexia have associated defects in ideogram reading, all of the dyslexic children performed at normal adult levels. It was found that ideogram reading in control children is rather slow to develop, with only 7 and 8 year old subjects performing like normal adults; this is in contrast to other reading-related cognitive tasks in which normal performance develops earlier.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-490
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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