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Exploring how nature and nurture affect the development of reading

Title: Exploring how nature and nurture affect the development of reading: an analysis of the Florida Twin Project on reading.
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Name(s): Hart, Sara A, author
Logan, Jessica A R, author
Soden-Hensler, Brooke, author
Kershaw, Sarah, author
Taylor, Jeanette, author
Schatschneider, Christopher, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013-10-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research on the development of reading skills through the primary school years has pointed to the importance of individual differences in initial ability as well as the growth of those skills. Additionally, it has been theorized that reading skills develop incrementally. The present study examined the genetic and environmental influences on 2 developmental models representing these parallel ideas, generalizing the findings to explore the processes of reading development. Participants were drawn from the Florida Twin Project on Reading, with a total of 2,370 pairs of twins representative of the state of Florida. Twins' oral reading fluency scores from school progress monitoring records collected in the fall of Grades 1-5 were used to model development. Results suggested that genetic influences on the development of reading are general, shared across the early school years, as well as novel, with new genetic influences introduced at each of the first 3 years of school. The shared environment estimates suggest a pattern of general influences only, suggesting environmental effects that are moderate and stable across development.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_23294149 (IID), 10.1037/a0031348 (DOI), PMC3758396 (PMCID), 23294149 (RID), 23294149 (EID), 2013-00029-001 (PII)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758396.
Subject(s): Child
Child Development/physiology
Child, Preschool
Environment
Female
Gene-Environment Interaction
Humans
Male
Phenotype
Reading
Retrospective Studies
Statistics as Topic
Twins, Dizygotic
Twins, Monozygotic
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23294149
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Developmental psychology.
1939-0599
Issue: iss. 10, vol. 49

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Hart, S. A., Logan, J. A. R., Soden-Hensler, B., Kershaw, S., Taylor, J., & Schatschneider, C. (2013). Exploring how nature and nurture affect the development of reading: an analysis of the Florida Twin Project on reading. Developmental Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_23294149