The effect of an enrichment reading program on the cognitive processes and neural structures of children having reading difficulties

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Hayriye Gül Kuruyer Hayati Akyol Kader Karlı Oğuz Arzu Ceylan Has


The main purpose of the current study is to explain the effect of an enrichment reading program on the cognitive processes and neural structures of children experiencing reading difficulties. The current study was carried out in line with a single-subject research method and the between-subjects multiple probe design belonging to this method. This research focuses on a group of eight students with reading difficulties. Within the context of the study, memory capacities, attention spans, reading-related activation and white matter pathways of the students were determined before and after the application of the enrichment reading program. This determination process was carried out in two stages. Neuro-imaging was performed in the first stage and in the second stage the students’ cognitive processes and neural structures were investigated in terms of focusing attention and memory capacities by using the following tools: Stroop Test TBAG Form, Auditory Verbal Digit Span Test-Form B, Cancellation Test and Number Order Learning Test. The results obtained show that the enrichment reading program resulted in an improvement in the reading profiles of the students having reading difficulties in terms of their cognitive processes and neural structures.


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KURUYER, Hayriye Gül et al. The effect of an enrichment reading program on the cognitive processes and neural structures of children having reading difficulties. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 4, p. 809-828, aug. 2017. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017.


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