Individual differences in children's memory and reading comprehension: an investigation of semantic and inhibitory deficits.

@article{Cain2006IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in children's memory and reading comprehension: an investigation of semantic and inhibitory deficits.},
  author={Kate Cain},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={
          553-69
        }
}
Three experiments compared the verbal memory skills of children with poor reading comprehension with that of same-age good comprehenders. The aims were to determine if semantic and/or inhibitory deficits explained comprehenders' problems on measures of verbal short-term memory and verbal working memory. In Experiment 1 there were no group differences on word- and number-based measures of short-term storage and no evidence that semantic knowledge mediated word recall. In Experiment 2 poor… CONTINUE READING

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