Reading and writing skills in young adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus

@article{Barnes2004ReadingAW,
  title={Reading and writing skills in young adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus},
  author={Marcia A. Barnes and Maureen Dennis and Ross Hetherington},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={655 - 663}
}
Reading and writing were studied in 31 young adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (SBH). Like children with this condition, young adults with SBH had better word decoding than reading comprehension, and, compared to population means, had lower scores on a test of writing fluency. Reading comprehension was predicted by word decoding and listening comprehension. Writing was predicted by fine motor finger function, verbal intelligence, and short-term and working memory. These findings are… Expand
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