Contrast sensitivity functions and specific reading disability Academic Article uri icon


  • Contrast sensitivity functions for normal and specifically disabled readers were measured in two experiments. Each study showed that specifically disabled readers and controls differ in the pattern of relative sensitivity across spatial frequencies. Both studies provide evidence of differences between normal and disabled readers on measures of visual mechanisms fundamental to the reading process.


  • Lovegrove, William
  • Martin, Frances
  • Bowling, Alison
  • Blackwood, Mary
  • Badcock, David
  • Paxton, Susan

publication date

  • January 1982