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Disability and inclusion: Research papers and related keywords

Library resources for researching disability and inclusion related topics

Examples of disability-related research at Reading

Research publications in CentAUR

The University of Reading's institutional repository for research publications has a range of disability-related material. These are just a few examples. For more, search CentAUR:

Researching a topic

Identifying keywords including synonyms or related terms is a good way to ensure you find all the material on a topic. Identifying academics who are  researching in the subject area can also help in finding relevant material.

Below is an example of keywords and researchers for the topic dyslexia

Topic Key words Key researchers


  • Types
  • Developmental
  • Acquired
  • Alexia
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Surface
  • Rapid automatic naming
  • Double deficit

Other names

  • Reading disability
  • Learning difficulty/
  • Word blindness


  • Rose report/definition


  • Phonological
  • Rapid auditory
  • Visual
  • Cerebellar
  • Magnocellular


  • Glue ear
  • Environment
  • Biological basis
  • Genetics/inheritance
  • Prenatal

Cognitive difficulties

  • Working memory
  • Processing speed
  • Phonological processing


  • Grapheme/phoneme correspondence;
  • Opaque and Transparent languages;

Assessment /diagnosis

  • Psychological/Spikey
  • Psychometric testing
  • Tests: WRAT 4/5
  • TOMAL 2
  • WRAT 4
  • WRIT

Intervention/teaching methods

  • Toe-by-toe
  • Coloured filters
  • Leaning style
  • Structured, cumulative, multisensory
  • Brain Gym


  • Dyslexia debate -
  • Gift of –
  • Offending/offender
  • Intelligence/ IQ/underlying ability
  • Co-occurrence /co
  • Sensory impairment
  • or motor impairment
  • Automaticity
  • Lexical access
  • Organisation/
  • attainment
  • Deficit
  • Rose Report

Phonological processing difficulties:
Lynette Bradley and Peter Bryant
Margaret Snowling; Uta Frith

Magnocellular theory of developmental dyslexia:
John F Stein

Cerebellar impairment deficit hypothesis: 
Roderick Nicolson; Angela Fawcett; John F Stein

Visual distraction:
Arnold Wilkins; Helen L. Irlen