Visual Processes in Reading and Reading Disabilities / Edition 1

Visual Processes in Reading and Reading Disabilities / Edition 1

by Dale M. Willows
     
 

Over the last 25 years, reading processes have been the focus of an enormous amount of research in experimental psychology as well as in other disciplines. The theories and models emerging from this research have greatly advanced understanding of both normal acquisition and of reading disabilities. Although great progress has been made, there are certain aspects

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Overview

Over the last 25 years, reading processes have been the focus of an enormous amount of research in experimental psychology as well as in other disciplines. The theories and models emerging from this research have greatly advanced understanding of both normal acquisition and of reading disabilities. Although great progress has been made, there are certain aspects that have been relatively neglected in the current understanding. Specifically, the role of visual factors has received less attention than that of other component processes. This is particularly surprising since reading and writing are distinct from the other language processes of speaking and listening in large part by virtue of the fact that a visual dimension is involved. Relevant research is broadly scattered both geographically and in terms of disciplines, and there have been no major reviews or books concerned with the visual dimension of reading and reading disabilities.

The purpose of this book is to bring together a broad range of evidence that concerns the role of visual information in reading and reading disabilities. Because reading processes are of central interest to cognitive scientists, neuropsychologists, psycholinguists, clinicians, and educators, this book should draw a very broad readership.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805809008
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction
1History of Interest in the Visual Component of Reading3
2The Relation of Reversal Errors to Reading Disabilities31
3Orton Revisited: Dyslexia, Laterality, and Left-Right Confusion57
4Neurological Basis of Visual Processes in Reading77
5Sustained (P) and Transient (M) Channels in Vision: A Review and Implications for Reading95
6Visual Aspects of Neglect Dyslexia111
7Visual Information Processing in Reading139
8The Processing of Orthographic Information163
9Eye Movements in Reading191
10Eye Movement Control and Visual Display Units215
11Bi-Alphabetism and the Design of a Reading Mechanism237
12Are There Differences Between Disabled and Normal Readers in Their Processing of Visual Information?265
13Evidence for a Visual-Processing-Deficit Subtype Among Disabled Readers287
14Visual Temporal Processing Deficits in Specific Reading Disability311
15Visuospatial Perception in Disabled Readers331
16The Visual (Orthographic) Processor and Developmental Dyslexia347
17Disabled and Normal Readers' Eye Movements in Reading and Nonreading Tasks377
18Artists as Dyslexics393
19Optometric Factors in Reading Disability419
20Reading and Visual Discomfort435
21Processing Text on Monitors457
22Visual Processes in Reading: Directions for Research and Theory475
Author Index481
Subject Index497

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