Psychology Faculty Publications

Title

Inducing Comprehension in the Bilateral Poor Reader

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1987

Journal Title

Internatioanl Journal of Neuroscience

Volume

36

Issue

1-2

First Page

67

Last Page

73

Abstract

The comprehension effects of changes in the spatial configuration of prose were examined with reading disabled children who differed in laterality preference. Specifically, 24 learning disabled boys were presented with prose materials in a standard, phrased, and backward (right to left) fashion. Measures of comprehension showed that text in the phrased and backward conditions differentially facilitated comprehension for the more bilateral subjects but had little effect on more right lateralized subjects. the results were discussed in terms of the instructional implications of alterations in the visual-spatial arrangement of prose materials for bilateral readers.

Keywords

Reading comprehension

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