The author tested the hypothesis that gains in reading performance occurring among dyslexic children during individually paced accelerated reading are partially attributable to changes in short-term memory (STM) processing. Dyslexic children's performance on a series of standard STM-sensitive tasks administered during both self- and fast-paced reading conditions confirmed this hypothesis. The findings provided strong support for a causal role of STM functioning in text processing but indicated that reading acceleration enhanced STM only when dyslexic children were able to rely on contextual cues.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology