Publications

Current Projects

 

Scholarly Book in Preparation

Kruk, R. S. (Ed.) (under contract). Routledge international handbook of visual processes in reading and reading disabilities.Abingdon, UK: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Refereed Articles in Preparation (student names underlined)

Madziak, R., Kruk, R. S., & Desroches, A. M. (revise and resubmit). Electrophysiological indices of morphological processing in reading-impaired children.

Koffman, A., Flaten, E., Desroches, A. M., & Kruk, R. S. (submitted). Neural correlates of visual attention and short-term memory in struggling readers during a visual masking task.

Submitted Abstracts

Pierce, S. & Kruk, R. S. (accepted). The first-letter advantage: What are the age-related differences? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.

Tess, V. & Kruk, R. S. (accepted). The Navon Task as a measure of attention resolution efficiency in children and adults. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society.

Recent Publications

Rosenberg, L., & Kruk, R. (2021). Coarse or fine? Grain-size and morpho-orthographic segmentation in struggling readers. Annals of Dyslexia

Sukovieff, A., & Kruk, R. S. (2021). Reading difficulty and socio-emotional adjustment: Internalizing patterns depend on age of identification. Cogent Education

Forest, E.,Kruk, R., & Desroches, A. (2021). Masks are memorable: ERP evidence for visual short-term memory and individuation in object substitution masking. Visual Cognition.

Kruk, R. S., & Luther Ruban, C. (2018). Beyond phonology: Visual processes predict growth in alphanumeric and non-alphanumeric rapid naming in poor-early readers. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 51(1) 18– 31. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219416678406

Kruk, R. S., Mayer, J., & Funk, L. (2014). The predictive relations between non-alphanumeric rapid naming and growth in regular and irregular word decoding in at-risk readers. Journal of Research in Reading, 37,17–35. DOI: 10.1111/jrir.12005 (Nominated best article of the year.)

Kruk, R. S., & Bergman, K.(2013). The reciprocal relationships between morphological awareness and reading. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 114, 10-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2012.09.014

Kruk, R. S., Prentice, S., & Moen, K. B. (2013). Early childhood education and care (ECEC) and reading acquisition in at-risk readers: Does quantity matter? Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 45, 49–63. doi: 10.1037/a0022706 

Kruk R. S., & Reynolds, K. A. A. (2012). French Immersion experience and reading skill development in at-risk readers. Journal of Child Language, 39, 580-610.  doi:10.1017/S0305000911000201

Notes and Published Conference Abstracts 

Kruk, R., & Flaten, E. (2017). Visual attention and visual memory in struggling readers: Are anomalies revealed in ERP N2pc and SPCN [Abstract]? Journal of Vision, 17(10), 691. doi: 10.1167/17.10.691

Kruk, R. (2008). Meares-Irlen syndrome - a need for increasing awareness in the general public - Reply [Letter to the Editor]. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 28, 292.

Kruk, R. (2007). Good-poor reader accuracy differences in four-dot masking [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 7(9),218. doi: 10.1167/7.9.218

 

Recent Conferences and Invited Presentations

Madziak, R., Kruk, R. S., & Desroches, A. M. (2021). Electrophysiological indices of morphological processing in reading-impaired children. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. [Online]

Silla, F., & Kruk, R. (July, 2019). Age- and reading-ability differences in visual attention and visual attention span.Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Toronto, ON.

Hildebrand, K.D.,& Kruk, R. (July, 2018). Visual attention resolution precision and efficiency as indicators of reading ability: A developmental study. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study ofReading. Brighton, UK.

Rosenberg, L., & Kruk, R. (July, 2018). When is a corner like corn? Morpho-orthographic segmenting skills in children who struggle with reading. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Brighton, UK.

Zhou, J.,& Kruk, R. (July, 2018). English-Chinese bilingual children’s reading: Evidence for course-grain strategy preference. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Brighton, UK.

Kruk, R., Flaten, E., & Madziak, R. (June, 2018). How do visual anomalies and orthographic difficulties in poor readers appear in ERP waveforms? Invited symposium presentation at the 8th Scientific Meeting of the Manitoba Neuroscience Network, Winnipeg, MB.

Kruk, R. S. (March 2, 2018). Beyond the phonological processing deficit: Do visual anomalies cause reading disability? Paper presented at the Department of Psychology Colloquium, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.

Kruk, R. & Taylor, C.(July, 2017). Visual Processing and Orthographic Growth in Young Children: A Longitudinal Study. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. Halifax, NS.

Kruk, R. & Flaten, E. (May, 2017). Visual Attention and Visual Memory in Struggling Readers: Are Anomalies Revealed in ERP N2pc and SPCN? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. St. Pete Beach, FL.

Hildebrand, K., & Kruk, R. (May, 2017). Visual attention resolution precision and efficiency as predictors of reading ability: A developmental study. Poster presentation at the Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology, Ottawa, ON.

Berrington, J., Kruk, R., Newman, A., & Nadon, L. (March, 2016). Coping strategies used by children with ADHD subtype characteristics and reading disabilities. Poster presented at the British Dyslexia Association conference, Oxford, UK.

Newman, A., & Kruk, R. (March, 2016). How do reading difficulties predict socio-emotional adjustment? Externalizing and internalizing patterns depend on age of identification. Poster presented at the British Dyslexia Association conference, Oxford, UK.

Riel, H., & Kruk, R. (March, 2016). Visual attention span and object-substitution masking in children with reading difficulties. Poster presented at the British Dyslexia Association conference, Oxford, UK.

Lukie, I., & Kruk, R. (12 March, 2015). Cognitive predictors of children's emerging mathematical skills. Poster presented at the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.