Dyslexia Prevalence in Forensic Psychiatric Patients: Dependence on Criteria and Background Factors
2015 (English)In: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, ISSN 1321-8719, E-ISSN 1934-1687, Vol. 22, no 4, 586-598 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research on dyslexia in forensic psychiatric patients is limited, and therefore one aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of dyslexia in a sample of forensic psychiatric patients by using different criteria. Another aim was to investigate how phonological-processing skills in these patients might be related to disadvantageous background factors and poor reading habits. Forensic psychiatric patients performed reading, writing and intelligence tests, as well as a battery of phonological processing tasks. They were also interviewed about reading habits and literacy conditions in their childhood homes. Data regarding the patients’ dyslexia diagnoses and backgrounds were collected from forensic psychiatric investigations and patient records. The results showed that 11–53% of the patients met the discrepancy criteria for dyslexia, whereas 50% fulfilled the phonological core deficit criterion. Neither disadvantageous background factors nor reading habits were related to phonological-processing skills.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 22, no 4, 586-598 p.
dyslexia, forensic psychiatric patients, prevalence
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-121094DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2014.960069ISI: 000360623600008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-121094DiVA: diva2:855954