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Disability and inclusion related Library resources: Research papers and related keywords

A guide to finding disability and inclusion related resources and information

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

Dyslexia

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

Other names

  • Reading disability
  • Learning difficulty/
    difference
  • Word blindness

Definitions

  • Rose report/definition

Theories

  • Phonological
  • Rapid auditory
    processing
  • Visual
  • Cerebellar
  • Magnocellular

Causes

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

Cognitive difficulties

  • Working memory
  • Processing speed
  • Phonological processing

Language

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

Assessment /diagnosis

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

Intervention/teaching methods

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

Other

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