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The nature of reading difficulties among inmates in juvenile instiutions
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2608-6204
Göteborgs universitet.
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
2003 (English)In: Reading and writing, ISSN 0922-4777, E-ISSN 1573-0905, Vol. 16, no 7, 667-691 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Abstract. Dyslexia is assumed to be frequent among inmates in prisons and in juvenile institutions.However, it remains unclear whether the literacy difficulties observed are really dyslexicin nature. Seventy inmates in juvenile institutions were studied. In addition to literacy skills,the assessment included phonological skills, school attendance, cultural background, and selfesteem.Dyslexia in the sense of decoding problems related to phonological deficiencies wasobserved in 11% of the cases. Most of the inmates with literacy difficulties had a background,from infancy and onwards, characterized by severe social and emotional problems, interferingwith positive experience of literacy and the literate culture. However, these sub-optimal experiencesof the literate culture do not imply dyslexia. From this perspective, it is unlikely thatdyslexia is a determining factor of delinquent behavior.

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2003. Vol. 16, no 7, 667-691 p.
Keyword [en]
Dyslexia, Juvenile delinquents, Phonology, Reading and writing difficulties, Socio-emotional factors
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Social Sciences
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16807DOI: 10.1023/A:1025832815286OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-16807DiVA: diva2:477692
Available from: 2012-01-13 Created: 2012-01-13 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved

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