Microethology of Spelling Behaviour in Normal and Dyslexic Development

  • S. Farnham-Diggory
  • Billie Nelson

Abstract

The term microethology borrows from biology a concern with the natural stream of behaviour and, from cognitive psychology, a concern with analytical detail. The behaviour in this case was the writing (printing) of familiar words in one’s own natural tempo. The words were written with a felt pen on a plexiglass panel, rather like writing on a blackboard, and were videotaped through the plexiglass. A counter was superimposed on the videotape, so the exact course of the writing could be analyzed on a millisecond by millisecond basis.

Keywords

Tempo Dyslexia 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Farnham-Diggory
    • 1
  • Billie Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DelawareUSA

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