Chinese handwriting performance of primary school children with dyslexia

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1745-1756
Journal / PublicationResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume32
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the Chinese handwriting performance of typical children and children with dyslexia, and to examine whether speed and accuracy of handwriting could reliably discriminate these two groups of children. One hundred and thirty-seven children with dyslexia and 756 typical children were recruited from main stream primary schools for the study. They were requested to copy 90 Chinese characters using the Chinese Handwriting Assessment Tool (CHAT) jointly developed by a project team from two universities in Hong Kong. The process of handwriting was recorded and the stroke errors in writing were analyzed using the CHAT system. Results indicated that children with dyslexia wrote significantly slower, with greater average character size and variation in size (p

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  • Chinese handwriting, Dyslexia, Stroke errors, Writing accuracy, Writing speed

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Chinese handwriting performance of primary school children with dyslexia. / Lam, Sutie S.T.; Au, Ricky K.C.; Leung, Howard W.H.; Li-Tsang, Cecilia W.P.

In: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 32, No. 5, 09.2011, p. 1745-1756.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review