Navigation Links
The effect of parental education on the heritability of children's reading disability
Date:12/22/2008

Parental education is a strong predictor of socioeconomic status and children's educational environment. Nevertheless, some children continue to experience reading failure in spite of high parental education and support for learning to read.

University of Colorado at Boulder psychologists Angela Friend, John C. DeFries and Richard K. Olson examined if genetic and environmental influences on reading disability, the most commonly identified learning disability, interact with level of parental education. In this study, 545 pairs of identical and fraternal twins were selected wherein at least one of the twins in each pair had a reading disability. In addition, the researchers obtained information about the parents' years of education.

The results, described in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, showed that there was a significant interaction between parents' years of education and the heritability of reading disability. Children whose parents had higher levels of education tended to have stronger genetic influence on their reading disability than children whose parents had lower levels of education. The researchers concluded that on average, poor instruction or lack of reading practice may often be the main influence on reading disabilities in families with low socioeconomic status, while genes may be the main influence on reading disability among children in families with high socioeconomic status and educational support.

This study has important implications not only for future genetic research, but for national education policies as well. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires that all children reach "grade level" performance on reading and other academic skills by 2014, and assumes that this goal can be met through appropriate education. However, the authors of this study suggest that a more beneficial policy would acknowledge genetic constraints on meeting these standards amon
'/>"/>

Contact: Barbara Isanski
bisanski@psychologicalscience.org
Association for Psychological Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Stronger coastal winds due to climate change may have far-reaching effects
2. Ocean acidification could have broad effects on marine ecosystems
3. Flame retardants prove ineffective on fresh-cut Christmas trees
4. Climate change effects on imperiled Sierra frog examined
5. Study reveals effects of unconscious exposure to advertisements
6. Fractional dose of scarce meningitis vaccine may be effective in outbreak control
7. New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades
8. UNC, Yale partner to study effects of cocaine use on mother-infant relationships
9. The bonsai effect: Wounded plants make jasmonates, inhibiting cell division, stunting growth
10. Effects of climate change vary greatly across plant families
11. New Study Reveals the Emotional Impact and Effectiveness of Negative Campaigning
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015  For more than ... trade show has been the premier worldwide event for ... 2015 is a must-attend event for any local, national, ... into the emerging commercial markets and current applications of ... innovations of this projected $48 billion industry, and how ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Apr. 27, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces ... pre-order customers the first week of May, 2015 and ... of May. Gino Pereira , ... for the company as Wocket® enters the consumer market. ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Fla. , Apr. 27, 2015 Profile ... access control and security systems is pleased to announce ... company as a consultant and member of its scientific ... is widely known as a thought leader in technology-enhanced ... Learning Technology Group, and has published studies and books ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 2UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 3UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 4UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 5Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 2Wocket, the Smartest Wallet You Will Ever Own, Announces Shipment to Pre-order Customers 3Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 2Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 3Profile Solutions Names Medicinal Cannabis, Agriculture and Technology Expert Dr. Gerry Bedore to its Scientific Advisory Board 4
... that when enough bacteria get together in one place, they ... swim away. This type of behavior has been seen for ... an understanding of how to break up harmful bacterial biofilms, ... medical devices like artificial heart valves. Bacteria have ways ...
... SOUTH KOREA (September 5, 2012) Will the tiger go ... extinction like the American bison? The Wildlife Conservation ... are at a conservation crossroads calling for governments to take ... The list includes: the tiger, orangutans, Mekong giant catfish, ...
... 5, 2012 - A team of experts in mechanics, materials ... stretchy and tough gel that may pave the way to ... because its main ingredient is water, the new material is ... something much stronger. Not only can this new gel stretch ...
Cached Biology News:Bacteria on marine sponges can develop capacity to move and inhibit biofilm formation 2Wildlife Conservation Society releases list of Asian species at the conservation crossroads 2Tough gel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself 2Tough gel stretches to 21 times its length, recoils, and heals itself 3
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 Many of us take ... certain infants with rare, inherited mutations of certain ... of their impaired immune responses. Now, ... an important role for calcium signaling in immune ... the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB). ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015 Tobira ... focused on the development and commercialization of novel ... the completion of its merger with Regado Biosciences, ... with the closing of the merger, Tobira raised ... of new investors and all current Tobira institutional ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... , May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - JSS Medical Research Inc., a ... today that it concluded the acquisition of Max Neeman International (MNI), ... Additional regional offices are located in Ahmedabad, Bangalore ... . Through a US subsidiary, a regional office is located ... expansion is supported by the recent equity investment transaction into JSS ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 2015   St. Jude Children,s Research Hospital ... tool for finding genetic alterations that play an ... to identify with whole-genome sequencing. The findings appear ... . The tool is an algorithm ... Regression Tree in Next Generation Sequencing. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Researchers Discover A Novel And Unexpected Role For Calcium In Controlling Inflammation During Chronic Lung Infection 2Researchers Discover A Novel And Unexpected Role For Calcium In Controlling Inflammation During Chronic Lung Infection 3Tobira Therapeutics Completes Financing and Merger with Regado Biosciences 2Tobira Therapeutics Completes Financing and Merger with Regado Biosciences 3Tobira Therapeutics Completes Financing and Merger with Regado Biosciences 4Tobira Therapeutics Completes Financing and Merger with Regado Biosciences 5Tobira Therapeutics Completes Financing and Merger with Regado Biosciences 6JSS Medical Canada widens its global presence across Asia/Pacific region 2JSS Medical Canada widens its global presence across Asia/Pacific region 3JSS Medical Canada widens its global presence across Asia/Pacific region 4Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 2Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 3Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 4
... MISSISSAUGA, ON , Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ... that YM BioSciences, previously announced proposal to acquire all the ... of Arrangement was subject to a positive vote of Cytopia ... At the Scheme Meeting held in Melbourne on ...
... ... to educate about the need for vascular screening in the form of noninvasive ultrasound tests. ... stroke, the abdominal aorta for aneurysms, and the legs for peripheral arterial disease. , ... Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2010 ...
... For the first time, physicists have convincingly demonstrated ... be quantum-mechanically entangled. The achievement is analogous to ... involves particles in circuitry instead of photons in ... offer potential routes to quantum computing and secure ...
Cached Biology Technology:YM BioSciences announces result of Cytopia shareholder vote 2YM BioSciences announces result of Cytopia shareholder vote 3YM BioSciences announces result of Cytopia shareholder vote 4Life Line Screening and Dr. Ken Kronhaus Work Together to Educate People About Vascular Screening 2Life Line Screening and Dr. Ken Kronhaus Work Together to Educate People About Vascular Screening 3
BAFF-R (CT) BR3 Affinity Purified Polyclonal Antibody...
Goat polyclonal to NIR1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: SWARGPPKFESVP, corresponding to C terminal amino acids 962-974 of NIR1. Entrez Gene ID: 83394 ...
PMM2 Immunogen: PMM2 (NP_000294, 47 a.a. ~ 112 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
HOXC11 Antibody...
Biology Products: