Attentional deficit in dyslexia: a general or specific impairment?
Dorota Bednarek , David Saldana , Eliana Quintero-Gallego , Isabel Garcia , Anna Grabowska , Carlos M Gomez
AbstractDyslexic and control children were tested in a visuomotor attentional task, which provides independent measures of the alerting, orienting and conflict components of the attentional system. Our results show that dyslexics are impaired with respect to controls in the attentional conflict component (resolution of conflict of incongruent peripheral information), while the alerting and orienting components remain preserved. It excludes an overall attentional impairment and points to more specific attentional processing difficulty i.e. distributed attention strategy. Generally, results of dyslexic boys are within the range of the control group, while reaction times of dyslexic girls are significantly slower than that of all other groups.;
|Journal series||Neuroreport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, ISSN 0959-4965, (A 15 pkt)|
|Pages||1787 - 1790|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Sex Characteristics*, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/*physiopathology, Dyslexia/*physiopathology, Photic Stimulation/*methods, Psychomotor Performance/*physiology, Analysis of Variance, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/psychology, Child, Dyslexia/psychology, Female, Humans, Male|
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