Reading Strategies of Romanian Readers with Dyslexia in Upper Primary Grades

Carmen David, Adrian Roşan, Lorana Gavril


The current study addresses the nature of developmental reading deficits in Romanian upper primary grade students. We investigated the presence of a primary deficit in reading speed and the nature of reading strategies employed by Romanian dysfluent readers. This study is a part of a work in progress. Students with dyslexia were compared to students without dyslexia on measures of accuracy and speed of reading a text and non-word stimuli. The lexical procedure was investigated based on intra-individual comparisons of non-word vs. word reading, and high frequency vs. low frequency words. Our investigation yield interesting results. Students with dyslexia in third and fourth grades presented not only a reading speed deficit, but also less accurate reading. Also, there is evidence against the over-reliance of dyslexic children on the sublexical route.


reading deficits; lexicality effect; frequency effect; reading speed; reading accuracy; transparent orthography

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Date of publication: 2018-12-28 15:54:46
Date of submission: 2018-04-04 17:02:41


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