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Nature / Nurture

Post by JIMCURRAN » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:23 pm

Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Professor of Paediatric Neurology at Yale University, makes a very interesting point in an interview with David Boulton for his “Children Of The Code” series. Dr. Shaywitz explains how the Connecticut Longitudinal Study which began in 1983 and has been ongoing ever since has followed a large representative sample of children from Kindergarten, has identified two different types of poor readers .
“One type, which would represent about a third of the total group of poor readers, who had their reading problems on an inherent basis. The other, which would represent two-thirds of the poor readers , seemed to have the systems for reading intact, but they’d never been properly activated . So these were shown primarily as environmental influences, perhaps from growing up in more disadvantaged circumstances and from not having received the kinds of reading instruction that would properly activate these systems.”

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