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Lateral preference and skill in dyslexics: implications of the right shift theory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6746788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The lateral preferences and L-R skill of 109 male and 20 female dyslexics were as expected if the distribution of lateral asymmetry is shifted less far to the right in dyslexics than in controls. Several aspects of the data were consistent with Annett's hypothesis that some dyslexics lack the left hemisphere speech-organising factor postulated by the right shift theory of handedness and that this would be sufficient to account for the proportion of affected relatives. Some dyslexics were strongly dextral and these differed from the less dextral cases in several ways which resembled the distinction between backward and retarded readers.
M Annett; D Kilshaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0021-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-12     Completed Date:  1984-09-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375361     Medline TA:  J Child Psychol Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dyslexia / genetics,  physiopathology*,  psychology
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Language Development Disorders / genetics,  psychology
Models, Genetic
Motor Skills / physiology*
Reaction Time
Sex Factors

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