Search for dissertations about: "dyslexia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 swedish dissertations containing the word dyslexia.

  1. 1. Reading Difficulties and the Twofold Character of Language : How to Understand Dyslexia

    Author : Lars Lundström; Bo Ekehammar; Dirk J. Bakker; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psychiatry; reading acquisition; dyslexia; logographic; pictographic; phonographic; ortographic reading; image symbol transition; metaphor; metonym; Psykiatri; Psychiatry; Psykiatri; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The present longitudinal study, which comprised 125 children from Grade 2 (typal age: 8) to Grade 6 (typal age: 13), examines and interprets the results of several decoding and reading comprehension tests. A point of departure is the proposition that there may be a lack of concepts about central questions that help interpret the results of an expanding test practice in the educational system. READ MORE

  2. 2. Dyslexia among adults: Neuropsychology and personality

    Author : Jimmy Jensen; Institutionen för psykologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; neuropsykologi; Neurologi; neurophysiology; Dyslexia; Personality; Psychology; Psykologi; neuropsychology; Neurology; neurofysiologi;

    Abstract : Reading and writing skills are of crucial importance in modern society. Therefore, dyslexia is a significant handicap, not only in respect of lexical skills and processing of language-based information - it appears to have social consequences as well, as evidenced for instance by the high frequency of dyslexics among long-term unemployed people. READ MORE

  3. 3. A fair score? : group independent validity arguments for college admission tests

    Author : Marcus Strömbäck Hjärne; Ewa Rolfsman; Christina Wikström; Per-Erik Lyrén; Jan-Eric Gustafsson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Fairness; Validity; Immigration; Dyslexia; Special populations; SweSAT; didactics of educational measurement; beteendevetenskapliga mätningar;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to investigate fair use of test scores for admission to higher education. In this thesis, fairness is narrowed down to an instrumental definition relating to a fair interpretation of test scores. The focus is on the use of the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) for admission decisions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Dyslexics' phonological processing in relation to speech perception

    Author : Michael Gruber; Åke Olofsson; Peter Juslin; Maria Mody; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; Dyslexia; speech perception; phonological representations; reading acquisition; sine wave speech; phonological deficit hypothesis; phonological awareness; phonological processing; orthographic processing; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The general aim of this thesis was to investigate phonological processing skills in dyslexic children and adults and their relation to speech perception. Dyslexia can be studied at various levels: at a biological, cognitive and an environmental level. This thesis mainly looks at environmental and cognitive factors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Varieties of reading disability : Phonological and orthographic word decoding deficits and implications for interventions

    Author : Stefan Gustafson; Stefan Samuelsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Reading disability; dyslexia; word decoding; individual differences; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : The general aim of this thesis was to examine variations in the word decoding skills of reading disabled children. These variations were related to possible cognitive, developmental, and environmental causes of reading disability. Possible implications for educational interventions were also analysed. READ MORE