Primary reflex persistence in children with reading difficulties (dyslexia): A cross-sectional study

  title={Primary reflex persistence in children with reading difficulties (dyslexia): A cross-sectional study},
  author={Martin McPhillips and Julie-Anne Jordan-Black},
The primary reflex system emerges during fetal life and is inhibited during the first year after birth. Our aim was to examine the effects of persistence of this early neurological system on the attainment of core literacy skills in dyslexic and non-dyslexic poor readers. We assessed the prevalence of a persistent primary reflex in a cross-sectional, representative sample of children (n=739) aged 7-9 years old attending mainstream primary school in Northern Ireland using standardised… CONTINUE READING
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