Marie-Line Bosse

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The visual attention (VA) span is defined as the amount of distinct visual elements which can be processed in parallel in a multi-element array. Both recent empirical data and theoretical accounts suggest that a VA span deficit might contribute to developmental dyslexia, independently of a phonological disorder. In this study, this hypothesis was assessed(More)
3 Abstract The present study describes two French teenagers with developmental reading and writing impairments whose performance was compared to that of chronological age and reading-age matched non-dyslexic participants. Laurent conforms to the pattern of phonological dyslexia: he exhibits a poor performance in pseudo-word reading and spelling, produces(More)
There is strong converging evidence suggesting that developmental dyslexia stems from a phonological processing deficit. However, this hypothesis has been challenged by the widely admitted heterogeneity of the dyslexic population, and by several reports of dyslexic individuals with no apparent phonological deficit. In this paper, we discuss the hypothesis(More)
The visual attention (VA) span is deWned as the amount of distinct visual elements which can be processed in parallel in a multi-element array. Both recent empirical data and theoretical accounts suggest that a VA span deWcit might contribute to developmental dyslexia, independently of a phonological disorder. In this study, this hypothesis was assessed in(More)
The visual attention (VA) span deficit hypothesis was found to successfully account for variability in developmental dyslexia [Bosse, M.L., Tainturier, M.J. & Valdois, S. (2007), Developmental dyslexia: The visual attention span hypothesis. Cognition, 104, 198-230]. We conducted here a cross-sectional study on 417 typically developing children from first,(More)
The general aim of this study is to contribute to a better understanding of the cognitive processes that underpin skilled adult spelling. More specifically, it investigates the influence of lexical neighbors on pseudo-word spelling with the goal of providing a more detailed account of the interaction between lexical and sublexical sources of knowledge in(More)
Lexical orthography acquisition is currently described as the building of links between the visual forms and the auditory forms of whole words. However, a growing body of data suggests that a motor component could further be involved in orthographic acquisition. A few studies support the idea that reading plus handwriting is a better lexical orthographic(More)
This article reports the use of a karaoke technique to drive the visual attention span (VAS) of subjects reading a text while listening to the text spelled aloud by a reading tutor. We tested the impact of computer-assisted synchronous reading (S+) that emphasizes words when they are uttered, vs. non-synchronous reading (S-) in a reading while listening(More)
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