Effects of feedforward and feedback consistency on reading and spelling in dyslexia

Davies, Robert A. I. and Weekes, Brendan Stuart (2005) Effects of feedforward and feedback consistency on reading and spelling in dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia, 11 (4). pp. 233-252. ISSN 0736-9387

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We investigated the effects of rime consistency on reading and spelling among dyslexic children and a group of matched reading age skilled readers by manipulating consistency of orthography-tophonology (OP) mappings and consistency of mappings from phonology-to-orthography (PO). For both dyslexic and control children we found feedforward consistency effects on reading (O -> P) and spelling (P -> O) and feedback (O -> P) consistency effects on spelling. Dyslexic children demonstrated feedback (PO) consistency effects in reading but control children did not. Our results challenge accounts of reading and spelling in dyslexia that assume feedforward consistency effects alone. We consider the implications of these results in relation to theories in which children may assess candidate responses for goodness of fit to prior expectations. We discuss the wider implications of our results for the assessment and remediation of dyslexia. Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Dyslexia
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3600/3616
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 66380
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 17 Sep 2013 08:07
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 08:14
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/66380

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