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Letter-position encoding and dyslexia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Piers Cornelissen


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This article focuses on applying the SERIOL model of orthographic processing to dyslexia. The model is extended to include a phonological route and reading acquisition. We propose that the temporal alignment of serial orthographic and phonological representations is a key aspect of learning to read, driving the formation of a phonemic encoding. The phonemic encoding and the serial representations are mutually reinforcing, leading to automatic, proficient processing of letter strings. A breakdown in any component of this system leads to the failure to form string-specific phonological and visual representations, resulting in impaired reading ability. © United Kingdom Literacy Association 2005.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Whitney C, Cornelissen P

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Research in Reading

Year: 2005

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 274-301

ISSN (print): 0141-0423

ISSN (electronic): 1467-9817


DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9817.2005.00270.x