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A case of exceptional reading accuracy in a child with Down syndrome: underlying skills and the relation to reading comprehension

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We report on a case of a girl with Down syndrome (DS), K.S., whose reading accuracy is exceptional. This ability is associated with robust phonological skills and relative strengths in visual and verbal short-term memory, articulation, and speech fluency. Although her reading comprehension is age appropriate when it comes to the retention of literal information, K.S. has some difficulties in using knowledge-based inferences in reading comprehension. Reading comprehension in that sense is at a...

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Psychology Press
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Volume:
23
Issue:
8
Pages:
1190-1214
Publication date:
2006-12-01
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1464-0627
ISSN:
0264-3294
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English
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2010-01-11

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