Genetic and environmental influences on reading and listening comprehension

Genetic and environmental influences on reading and listening comprehension We report preliminary behaviour genetic analyses of reading and listening comprehension from The Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center. Although the twin sample with these new measures is still of limited size, we find substantial, and significant, genetic influences on individual differences in both reading and listening comprehension. In addition, word recognition and listening comprehension each accounted for significant independent genetic influences on reading comprehension. Together, they accounted for all the genetic influence on reading comprehension, indicating a largely genetic basis for the ‘simple model’ of individual differences in reading comprehension proposed by Hoover and Gough (1990). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Research in Reading Wiley

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2006 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0141-0423
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1467-9817
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10.1111/j.1467-9817.2006.00293.x
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Abstract

We report preliminary behaviour genetic analyses of reading and listening comprehension from The Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center. Although the twin sample with these new measures is still of limited size, we find substantial, and significant, genetic influences on individual differences in both reading and listening comprehension. In addition, word recognition and listening comprehension each accounted for significant independent genetic influences on reading comprehension. Together, they accounted for all the genetic influence on reading comprehension, indicating a largely genetic basis for the ‘simple model’ of individual differences in reading comprehension proposed by Hoover and Gough (1990).

Journal

Journal of Research in ReadingWiley

Published: Feb 1, 2006

References

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    Kovas, Kovas; Oliver, Oliver; Dale, Dale; Bishop, Bishop; Plomin, Plomin

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