Working memory deficits in poor comprehenders reflect underlying language impairments.

  title={Working memory deficits in poor comprehenders reflect underlying language impairments.},
  author={Kate Nation and John W. Adams and Claudine Bowyer-Crane and Margaret J Snowling},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={73 2},
Three experiments assessed memory skills in good and poor comprehenders, matched for decoding skill. Experiments 1 and 2 investigated phonological and semantic contributions to short-term memory by comparing serial recall for words varying in length, lexicality, and concreteness. Poor comprehenders showed normal sensitivity to phonological manipulations (length and lexicality) but, consistent with their semantic weaknesses, their recall of abstract words was poor. Experiment 3 investigated… CONTINUE READING

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