Orienting of Attention in Reading-Disabled Children: an ERP Study

Barry de Groot, Kornelis van den Bos

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This study investigates the hypothesized link between reading disabilities and aberrant visuospatial orienting of attention in a heterogeneous sample of Dutch poor reading children, supplemented with normal reading peers. A visuospatial cueing task (VCT) with three cueing conditions was employed in conjunction with word reading tests and phonological measurements. VCT measurements comprised posterior event related potentials (N2) along with overt performance measures (response times and task accuracy). To accommodate for
expected nonlinear effects, data were analyzed using generalized additive modeling (GAM). Results indicate that visual orienting of attention significantly adds to the prediction of reading,
particularly in the poorer performance regions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24-Jun-2019
EventIARLD2019: 43rd Annual IARLD Conference - Aldemar Knossos Royal Beach Resort, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
Duration: 23-Jun-201926-Jun-2019


CityHersonissos, Crete
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