Paired Associate Learning of Morse Code and Braille Letter Names by Dyslexic and Normal Children

Rita G. Rudel, Martha B. Denckla, Elinor Spalten

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Abstract

Twenty dyslexic and twenty normal children, matched for age and sex and with the same mean I.Q. were tested on their ability to learn letter names of Braille configurations presented visually or tactually and to Morse Code signals presented aurally. The dyslexic Ss learned fewer letters in all three modalities although for both groups the visual-verbal method was easiest. The deficits were not attributable to specific modality dysfunction nor to a failure of intersensory integration. More general encoding and retrieval difficulties appear to be implicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalCortex
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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