Recognizing and strengthening linguistic retrieval for dyselxic people

Do you know what linguistic retrieval for dyslexic people is? How is it measured? Sandra K. Loo, PhD, specializes in neuropsychological assessments of childhood psychiatric disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia and discusses how linguistic retrieval functions in people with dyslexia.
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Recognizing and strengthening linguistic retrieval for dyselxic people

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Linguistic retrieval is the ability to bring up or retrieve from memory, words, letters, numbers, the names of common objects that people know very easily. Not everybody with dyslexia has problems with linguistic retrieval. Linguistic retrieval is measured through tasks that we call "naming tasks" where the child or the person is asked to name letters or numbers, or colors, or common household objects as quickly as they can. Children with dyslexia who have slow linguistic retrieval, may still have difficulty reading fluently or quickly, even though they've had training to improve their phonological awareness. Problems with slow linguistic retrieval, are very difficult to remediate, or treat, so very often when someone has problems with slow linguistic retrieval, they will require educational accommodations to have extra time to read materials needed for classes and tests

Do you know what linguistic retrieval for dyslexic people is? How is it measured? Sandra K. Loo, PhD, specializes in neuropsychological assessments of childhood psychiatric disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia and discusses how linguistic retrieval functions in people with dyslexia.

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Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Sandra Loo is Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Loo is a child clinical psychologist and works clinically in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center and UCLA ADHD Clinics. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment of childhood psychiatric disorders such as ADHD and Dyslexia. Before coming to UCLA, Dr. Loo was director of two outpatient clinics specializing in the diagnostic and neurocognitive assessment of attention and learning disorders at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Massachusetts where she worked with Dr. Russell Barkley.

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