Genetic and environmental influences on the growth of early reading skills.

@article{Petrill2010GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental influences on the growth of early reading skills.},
  author={Stephen A. Petrill and Sara A. Hart and Nicole Harlaar and Jessica Logan and Laura M. Justice and Christopher Schatschneider and Lee Anne Thompson and Laura DeThorne and Kirby Deater-Deckard and Laurie E. Cutting},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={660-7}
}
BACKGROUND Studies have suggested genetic and environmental influences on overall level of early reading whereas the larger reading literature has shown environmental influences on the rate of growth of early reading skills. This study is the first to examine the genetic and environmental influences on both initial level of performance and rate of subsequent growth in early reading. METHODS Participants were drawn from the Western Reserve Reading Project, a study of 314 twin pairs based in… CONTINUE READING