Title

Spatial frequency processing and the prediction of reading ability : a preliminary investigation

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Lovegrove, W, Slaghuis, WL, Bowling, AC, Nelson, P & Geeves, E 1986, 'Spatial frequency processing and the prediction of reading ability : a preliminary investigation', Perception & Psychophysics, vol. 40, no. 6, pp. 440-444.

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Abstract

Measures of vocabulary, digit span, and pattern-contrast sensitivity for low- to medium-spatialfrequency gratings were collected from 123 representative prereaders. A multiple regression analysis showed that these were moderate predictors of reading ability 2 years later. The contrastsensitivity measure made a significant unique contribution to the regression equation. The results are interpreted in terms of recent data that indicate a transient-system deficit in specifically disabled readers