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dc.contributor.authorBeck, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-14T17:33:02Z
dc.date.available2018-08-14T17:33:02Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74106
dc.description.abstractThere exist conceptual gaps between the behavioural and electrophysiological accounts of skilled reading development that limit the ability to interpret them cohesively. The goal of this study was to bridge these gaps and determine how behavioural measures of ortho-semantic learning – skills thought to be involved in the transition to skilled reading – relate to N170 print and lexical tuning, established neurophysiological markers of visual word expertise. Thirty-six grade 3 children completed assessments of ortho-semantic learning. Electroencephalography (EEG) was then used to record their neural activity during a lexical decision task. Group-level EEG data revealed significant bilateral N170 print and lexical tuning effects. The print tuning effect was significantly modulated by orthographic learning, but not by fluency or semantic learning. Lexical tuning was not modulated by any of the behavioural measures of reading. Future research should further investigate these relationships using contrasts of additional conditions and more robust measures of reading skills.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectReading Developmenten_US
dc.subjectElectroencephalographyen_US
dc.subjectReadingen_US
dc.titleInvestigating Skilled Reading in School-Aged Children: An EEG Studyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-07-13
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Human Communication Disordersen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerNAen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Michael Kiefteen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Patricia Cleaveen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Elizabeth Kay-Raining Birden_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Aaron Newmanen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Steven Aikenen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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