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
Date 2016/07
Presentation Theme The relation between reading abilities and attention among school-aged extremely low-birth-weight children.
Conference 31st International Congress of Psychology
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Poster
Contribution Type Collaborative
Venue 横浜
Publisher and common publisher Isaki, M., Kanazawa, T., Kamada, J., Hinobayashi, T & Kitajima, H.
Details Children born very low birth weight (VLBW, < 1,500 g) are have a high risk of reading difficulty. In this research, we tried to reveal that the reading abilities among VLBW children were associated with attention function.
The study protocol included the reading skill, phonological processing, naming speed and selective attention test at eight or nine years old. We compared the scores of tests between VLBW children and normal birth weight (NBW) children. Moreover, we examined the eye movements during reading words and non-words.
VLBW children had more numbers of fixations than NBW children during reading short words (4 letters) and non-words. But while reading long words (7 ~ 10 letters), there were no significant differences between groups. Then, VLBW children looked shorter than NBW children during reading non-words. These eye movements’ patterns of VLBW children corresponded to those of ADHD children with poor reading rather than children with dyslexia.