Title: Parallel versus sequential processing in print and braille reading
Authors: Veispak, Anneli ×
Boets, Bart
Ghesquière, Pol #
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Series Title: Research in developmental disabilities vol:33 issue:6 pages:2153-3163
Abstract: In the current study we investigated word, pseudoword and story reading in Dutch speaking braille and print readers. To examine developmental patterns, these reading skills were assessed in both children and adults. The results reveal that braille readers read less accurately and fast than print readers. While item length has no impact on word reading accuracy and speed in the group of print readers, it has a significant impact on reading accuracy and speed in the group of braille readers, particularly in the younger sample. This suggests that braille readers rely more strongly on an enduring sequential reading strategy. Comparison of the different reading tasks suggests that the advantage in accuracy and speed of reading in adult as compared to young braille readers is achieved through semantic top-down processing.
ISSN: 0891-4222
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
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