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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T15 - Is the Home Literacy Environment Associated With Dyslexia? A Large Scale Descriptive Epidemiology Study in China

Nov 9, 2017 11:15am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 12:15pm

Standard: $20.00


This presentation discusses the program Tongji Reading Environment and Dyslexia Study (READ), which was designed to explore the interaction between and impact of environment and genetics on dyslexia since 2011. A total of 45,850 students were recruited from grades three to six from seven cities in Hubei province. This presentation discusses the prevalence of Chinese dyslexia and the potential risk factors, including socioeconomic status, unfavorable prenatal and perinatal events, and the home literacy environment, that were explored in the study and the results of the biological samples that were collected and the role of genetic mutation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.

Disclosure: Song Ranran has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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