Representation of letter position in spelling: Evidence from acquired dysgraphia

@article{FischerBaum2010RepresentationOL,
  title={Representation of letter position in spelling: Evidence from acquired dysgraphia},
  author={Simon Fischer-Baum and Michael McCloskey and Brenda Rapp},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2010},
  volume={115},
  pages={466-490}
}
The graphemic representations that underlie spelling performance must encode not only the identities of the letters in a word, but also the positions of the letters. This study investigates how letter position information is represented. We present evidence from two dysgraphic individuals, CM and LSS, who perseverate letters when spelling: that is, letters from previous spelling responses intrude into subsequent responses. The perseverated letters appear more often than expected by chance in… CONTINUE READING

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