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Precursors of literacy delay among children at genetic risk of dyslexia.

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This paper reports the literacy skills of 63 children selected as being at genetic risk of dyslexia compared with 34 children from families reporting no history of reading impairment. Fifty-seven per cent of the at-risk group were delayed in literacy development at 6 years compared with only 12% of controls. The "unimpaired" at-risk group were not statistically different from controls on most cognitive and language measures at 45 months, whereas the literacy-delayed group showed significantly...

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10.1017/s0021963099005284

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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume:
41
Issue:
2
Pages:
203-213
Publication date:
2000-02-05
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EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
URN:
uuid:83a07f46-bc0c-414d-83b5-195c5d01c05f
Source identifiers:
379142
Local pid:
pubs:379142

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