Learning Patterns of Adolescents with Psychotic Disorder: Case Studies of Reading Behaviour

Mrs Tracey Lye (2009). Learning Patterns of Adolescents with Psychotic Disorder: Case Studies of Reading Behaviour Professional Doctorate, School of Education, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Mrs Tracey Lye
Thesis Title Learning Patterns of Adolescents with Psychotic Disorder: Case Studies of Reading Behaviour
School, Centre or Institute School of Education
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2009-05-06
Thesis type Professional Doctorate
Supervisor Professor Adrian Ashman
Total pages 315
Abstract/Summary The onset of Psychotic Disorder in adolescence has serious long-term debilitating effects on those who develop the disorder. Current research focus in Psychotic Disorder is to develop treatment strategies for early intervention aimed at intervening prior to irreversible cognitive decline, or to mediate the effects of cognitive decline. Little is currently known about the trajectory of cognitive deficit prior to the first episode of psychosis. Through a series of case studies, this study investigates the progress of cognitive development in early course of psychosis, through the functional learning of adolescents with Psychotic Disorder. The participants were four adolescents aged 14 to 18 years, clinically diagnosed with a psychotic disorder, with onset in adolescence. All participants had disturbances of executive function, memory and attention that could be traced back to early school years. All experienced a noticeable cognitive decline within 12 months prior to their first psychotic symptoms. Significant deficits in reading comprehension relative to peers, was identified in all participants. Measures of reading rate and reading accuracy indicate that decline in reading comprehension occurred after the acquisition of reading as a skill and prior to the onset of psychotic symptoms. The study examines the functional skill of reading as a measure of change in cognitive development.
Keyword Adolescence
Psychosis
learning and memory
Reading-comprehension
Additional Notes Print in colour 91-92, 95, 97, 100, 103 - 104, 115-116, 131, 133, 153, 155, 158, 173, 175, 195-196, 198. Print in Landscape, back to back, 233-234.

 
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