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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

GIMENEZ, Almudena; LUQUE, Juan L.; LOPEZ-ZAMORA, Miguel  and  FERNANDEZ-NAVAS, Marina. A Self-report of reading disabilities for adults: ATLAS. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.1, pp.109-119. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.31.1.166671.

In this paper a self-report questionnaire on reading-writing difficulties for adults in Spanish (ATLAS) is presented. Studies that use self-report questionnaires as a tool for screening of reading-writing difficulties in adults were reviewed. Two studies were carried out to determine the validity and reliability of ATLAS. The first study was aimed to select the critical items and to assess their reliability and their ability to discriminate. In the second study the assessment reported through the answers to the questionnaire was contrasted with the results of psychometric tests. Results showed that (a) items were suitable descriptors for adult difficulties, (b) there were significant correlations between self-report scores and reading measures, and (c) the items discriminate between good and poor readers. The results of this study demonstrated that ATLAS is a sensitive tool to screen adults with reading difficulties. As a further advantage, ATLAS is an easy-to-use and time-saving instrument.

Keywords : Dyslexia; reading-writing difficulties; adults; self-report questionnaires.

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