The Characteristics of Reading-related Skills in Poor Comprehenders, Poor Readers and Normal Readers in Hangul

읽기장애 유형에 따른 인지능력 특성 연구

  • Park, Hyun-Rin (Dept. of Speech-Language Therapy, Gwangju University)
  • 박현린 (광주대학교 언어치료학과)
  • Received : 2015.01.22
  • Accepted : 2015.03.20
  • Published : 2015.03.28


We assessed reading-related skills in children with reading comprehension difficulties ("Poor comprehenders"), word decoding difficulties ("Poor decoders") and normal readers, matched for age and nonverbal IQ. The reading-related skill tests used in our study are phonological processing, visual processing test, and receptive vocabulary test. The authors argue that children who had difficulty in reading comprehension had lower scores only on the phonological short-term memory test compared with normal readers, although their performance on receptive vocabulary and visual processing tests are comparable to normal readers. The results of our study revealed that poor decoders had lower scores on the phonological processing, visual processing, and receptive vocabulary tests.


Reading comprehension difficulties;Poor Readers;Reading disability;Support policy for reading disabilities


Supported by : Gwangju University


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