How Important is Language Development for Skilled Reading? Exploring the Relationship between Language Processes and Reading Skills for Children with Dyslexia


  • Ellen Reynor


Dyslexia, Language Skills, Semantic, Syntactic Processing, Mental Lexicon, Meaning-Related Processes


It is well documented that phonological difficulties are a recurring challenge for those with dyslexia. However, there is less focus on the important meaning-related processes associated with skilled reading such as language skills and reading comprehension. This paper draws on some of the results of a doctoral study investigating the reading and cognitive profiles of children with dyslexia to highlight the continuing need for a focus on the development language skills for these children.


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How to Cite

Reynor, E. (2021). How Important is Language Development for Skilled Reading? Exploring the Relationship between Language Processes and Reading Skills for Children with Dyslexia. REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland, 31(1), 38–52. Retrieved from