Performance of Brazilian dyslexic students in reading: a comparative study by gender

ADRIANA MARQUES DE OLIVEIRA, GISELI DONADON GERMANO, SIMONE APARECIDA CAPELLINI

Abstract


This study aims to characterize and to correlate the performance of Brazilian dyslexic students in tests of words and nonwords reading, sentence and texts comprehension, as well as to compare the performance between female and male genders. Te students were assessed by the following tests of PROLEC: words and nonwords reading, sentence comprehension and texts comprehension. Evidence of association is notices in all the evaluated tests which indicates that the better the students with dyslexia perform in high frequency word reading, the better they perform in low frequency word reading, nonwords reading, sentences and texts comprehension and vice-versa. Te direction and strength of correlation is strongly and moderately positive. It can be concluded that to discuss the diference between students with dyslexia by gender may not be relevant in the educational context of this genetic-neurological condition, because this did not provided sufciently precise information for a possible generalization of the results which result an impact in understanding the diagnostic profle of these students.

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