Motohiro Isaki
   Department   Kumamoto Health Science University  Division of Speech-Language-HearingTherapy, Faculty of Health Science
   Kumamoto Health Science University Graduate School  Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2017/06
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Cognitive Correlates of Japanese Language (Hiragana) Reading Abilities among School-Aged very Low Birth Weight Children
Contribution Type
Journal Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page 7(2),pp.33-42
Total page number 10
Responsible for 33-42
Authorship Lead author,Corresponding author
Author and coauthor Motohiro Isaki, Tadahiro Kanazawa, Toshihiko Hinobayashi, Hiroyuki Kitajima
Details This study investigated that the effects of attention function on reading abilities in VLBW children. 23 VLBW children (mean age 9.1 years old) and 23 NBW children (mean age 9.2 years old) completed a reading test (containing word reading and non-word reading tasks), attention tasks, a phonological task and a naming task. The group differences were significant for the non-word reading task and attention tasks. Moreover, there were significant correlations between scores on the reading test and those on attention tasks. Multiple stepwise regression analysis suggested the reading scores were influenced by attention. These results of the present study suggest that attentional dyslexia is a characteristic of reading among VLBW children.