Predictors for grade 6 reading in children at familial risk of dyslexia

Ellie R. H. van Setten, Britt E. Hakvoort, Aryan van der Leij, Natasha M. Maurits, Ben A. M. Maassen

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The present study investigates whether grade 6 reading outcomes, reading fluency, and reading comprehension can be predicted by grade 3 reading fluency, familial risk of dyslexia (FR), and grade 3 reading related skills: rapid automatized naming (RAN), phonological awareness (PA), and vocabulary. In a sample of 150 children, of whom 83 had a parent with dyslexia, correlation and regression analyses were performed. FR, measured on a continuous scale, was by itself related to all outcomes. However, FR did not explain any variance on top of grade 3 reading fluency. Grade 3 reading fluency strongly predicted grade 6 reading fluency and was also related to reading comprehension. RAN improved the prediction of grade 6 reading fluency, though the additional explained variance was small. Vocabulary and PA fully explained the variance that grade 3 reading fluency explained in grade 6 reading comprehension. Vocabulary explained a substantial amount of variance in grade 6 reading comprehension making it an interesting clinical target. As we used continuous measures of reading fluency and FR, our findings are not biased by distinct diagnostic criteria.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)181–202
Aantal pagina's22
TijdschriftAnnals of Dyslexia
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
Vroegere onlinedatum11-jul.-2018
StatusPublished - okt.-2018

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