Journal article

Profiling the Word Reading Abilities of School-Age Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1.

Shelley S Arnold, Jonathan M Payne, Genevieve McArthur, Kathryn N North, Belinda Barton

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: Reading difficulties are one of the most significant challenges for children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The aims of this study were to identify and categorize the types of reading impairments experienced by children with NF1 and to establish predictors of poor reading in this population. METHOD: Children aged 7-12 years with NF1 (n = 60) were compared with typically developing children (n = 36). Poor word readers with NF1 were classified according to impairment type (i.e., phonological, surface, mixed), and their reading subskills were compared. A hierarchical multiple regression was conducted to identify predictors of word reading. RESULTS: Compared to controls, childre..

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