Self-report is a time- and cost-efficient screening measure that has the potential to be useful as a stand-alone means of recruiting adults for participation in reading research.We report on a sample of university students (N = 46) recruited using the Adult Reading History Questionnaire – Revised, half of whom reported early difficulty with reading acquisition. As a group, those reporting early difficulty with reading had poorer current reading skills than those who did not. Some (n = 13) of those who reported early reading difficulty appear to have compensated for this. We conclude that self-report has the potential to be used as an effective screening measure in research targeting adults with a history of early reading difficulties.
McGonnell, M., Parrila, R., & Deacon, H. (2007) The Recruitment and Description of UniversityStudents who Self-Report Difficulty Acquiring Early Reading Skills. Exceptionality Education International, 17, 155-174. Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol17/iss2/2