Cognitive Strategies in Relation to Reading Disability

  • C. K. Leong
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 14)


This paper outlines studies of cognitive patterns based on simultaneous-successive synthesis, laterality studies and discusses the role of fast, accurate decoding in reading proficiency. Differentiation of subgroups of disabled readers and relating their cognitive processing to functions of the cerebral hemispheres may provide a clue to understanding reading disability.

In this report, I will summarize some of my ongoing work on severely disabled readers (“retarded” readers or children with developmental dyslexia) with some reference also to children classified as inadequate or less skilled readers. This summary deals with: cognitive pattern studies, laterality studies and the role of fast, accurate decoding in reading.


Reading Disability Language Comprehension Developmental Dyslexia Disable Reader Reading Proficiency 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. K. Leong
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  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatchewanCanada

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