Publications

Scholarly Books

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

Willows, D. M., Kruk, R. S., & Corcos, E. (1993). Visual processes in reading and reading disabilities.Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

 

Refereed Articles (student names underlined)

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

Rapinda, K., Kempe, T.,Kruk, R., Edgerton, J., Wallbridge, H., & Keough, M. T. (submitted). Examining the temporal associations between excessive gaming and

depression. 

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

Kruk, R. S., Sumbler, K., & Willows, D., (2008). Visual processing characteristics of children diagnosed with Meares-Irlen Syndrome. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 28,35-46.

Terepocki, M., Kruk, R. S., & Willows, D. M. (2002). The incidence and nature of letter orientation errors in reading disability. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35, 214-233. 

Kruk, R. S., & Willows, D. M. (2001). Backward pattern masking of familiar and unfamiliar materials in disabled and normal readers.  Cognitive Neuropsychology, 18, 19-37. 

Muter, P., Kruk, R. S., Buttigieg, M. A., & Kang, T. J. (1988). Reader-controlled computerized presentation of text.  Human Factors, 30, 473-486. 

Kruk, R. S., & Muter, P. (1984). Reading of continuous text on video screens. Human Factors, 26, 339-345.

 

Chapters

Kruk, R. S. (1993). Processing text on monitors. In D. Willows, R. S. Kruk, and E. Corcos (Eds.), Visual processes in reading and reading disabilities (pp. 457-471). Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Kruk, R. S., & Willows, D. M. (1993). Toward an ecologically valid analysis of visual processes in dyslexic readers.  In S. F. Wright and R. Groner (Eds.), Studies in visual information processing 3:  Facets of dyslexia and its remediation(pp. 193-206). Amsterdam:  Elsevier Science Publishers. 

Willows, D. M., Kruk, R. S., & Corcos, E. (1993). Are there differences between disabled and normal readers in their processing of visual information?  In D. Willows, R. S. Kruk, and E. Corcos (Eds.), Visual processes in reading and reading disabilities (pp. 265-285). Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Willows, D. M., Kruk, R. S., & Corcos, E.  (1993). Preface.  In D. Willows, R. S. Kruk, and E. Corcos (Eds.), Visual processes in reading and reading disabilities (pp. ix-xvi).  Hillsdale, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Williamson, N. L., Muter, P., & Kruk, R. S. (1986). Computerized presentation of text for the visually handicapped.  In E. Hjelmquist and L.-G. Nilsson (Eds.), Communication and handicap: Aspects of psychological compensation and technical aids(pp. 115-125).  Amsterdam:  Elsevier Science Publishers.

 

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

Kruk, R. S.  (1996). Colour and context effects on word perception in normal and disabled readers [Abstract].  International Journal of Psychology, 31, 275. 

Kruk, R. S.  (1992). Visual processes of normal and disabled readers for familiar and unfamiliar materials [Abstract].  Australian Journal of Psychology, 44, 122. 

 

Textbooks

Martorell, G., & Kruk, R. (2014). CHILD: Canadian edition.Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Papalia, D. E., Olds, S. W., Feldman, R. D., & Kruk, R. S. (2008). A child’s world: Second Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Papalia, D. E., Olds, S. W., Feldman, R. D., & Kruk, R. S. (2004). A child’s world: First Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

 

Invited Government Brief

Kruk, R. (June 26, 2013). Submission on Bill 204: Irlen Syndrome Testing Act.Invited brief submitted to the Standing Committee on Families and Communities, Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.

 

Conferences and Invited Presentations (past five years)

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 ofReading. 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 8thScientific 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.

Kruk, R. S. (May 22, 2014).Reading difficulty: Is it all phonological?Workshop presented at the Manitoba Association of School Psychologists annual meeting, Winnipeg, MB.