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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later

July 24, 2014
Society for Research in Child Development



A study of 1,890 identical twins has found that strong early reading skill might positively affect later intelligence. The twins, who are part of an ongoing longitudinal study in the United Kingdom, share all their genes as well as a home environment. Differences shown in intellectual ability came from experiences they didn't share. The twin with stronger early reading skills was found to have higher overall intellectual ability by age 7. (...)

(...) The researchers found that earlier differences in reading between the twins were linked to later differences in intelligence. Reading was associated not only with measures of verbal intelligence (such as vocabulary tests) but with measures of nonverbal intelligence as well (such as reasoning tests). The differences in reading that were linked to differences in later intelligence were present by age 7, which may indicate that even early reading skills affect intellectual development. (...)

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1 comment:

  1. haha, well then, I'm good right? This comment is for the contest. (So is my earlier one but I couldn't get it to work

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