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Dyslexia

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Dec'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 6: At the Crossroads

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... It has always been typical of the human being that he wants an explanation for most phenomena he encounters. Having an explanation greatly contributes to his sense of security. This desire is so great that, if he comes across a phenomenon for which he cannot find a reasonable and a rational explanation, he will fabricate one himself.

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Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 5: Intervention

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... Soon after the “discovery” of learning disabilities in the 1960s, remedial programs of different types were under way, ranging from small one-enthusiastic-teacher size programs to large, nationally funded ones. However, a disappointing shock came to many special educators in the U.S.A. when the President's Report to Congress, reported by Nixon in 1970 in American Education, stated its findings.

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Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 4: LD or not LD?

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... One could probably fill a vast library if one would put together all the research studies that attempted to prove that a learning disability is caused by either a neurological dysfunction, or that it is a genetically transferred disorder.

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Nov'16

Dyslexia, Driving and Visual Processing Deficits

Dyslexia can affect one in many areas of your life, and driving a car is one of them. This is naturally caused by the dyslexic's reading difficulties, but also by visual processing deficits. Visual processing, also called visual perception, is the way the brain interprets what the eye sees, and visual processing deficits are viewed by Edublox as a possible cause of dyslexia.

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Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 3: Brains, Genes and Education

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... One could probably fill a vast library if one would put together all the research studies that attempted to prove that a learning disability is caused by either a neurological dysfunction, or that it is a genetically transferred disorder.

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Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 2: Birth of a Syndrome

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... On Saturday, April 6, 1963, a new disease was invented in Chicago, Illinois, that over the next twenty years would slowly begin to infect millions of schoolchildren nationwide. This was no simple virus or common bacteria. Hidden deep within the neurological system, it resisted detection by medical personnel, evaded clear diagnosis through testing, and had no discernible cure...

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Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 1: The Keys to the Kingdom

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... The term dyslexia was introduced in 1884 by the German ophthalmologist, R. Berlin. He coined it from the Greek words dys meaning ill or difficult and lexis meaning word, and used it to describe a specific disturbance of reading in the absence of pathological conditions in the visual organs.2 In a later publication, in 1887, Berlin stated that dyslexia, “presuming right handedness,” is caused by a left-sided cerebral lesion...

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Nov'16

Dyseidetic Dyslexia, Visual Dyslexia, Visuo-spatial Dyslexia…

Children whose reading difficulties relate to visual-processing weaknesses have been called visual dyslexics, visuo-spatial dyslexics, or dyseidetic dyslexics. These children’s primary deficit is in the ability to recognise and remember how letter and whole-word configurations look. They seem to attend only to partial cues in words, overlooking a systematic analysis of English orthography...

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Oct'16

Dyslexia: Is It In the Genes?

Dyslexia is a subject that belongs to the study field of learning disabilities, and its cause is widely accepted to be neurological or genetic. Some researchers blame a supposed neurological dysfunction on brain damage incurred before, during, or after birth. Others hold that the neurological dysfunction is genetically determined and inherited from generation to generation.

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Oct'16

Dyslexia: Is the Shoe Perhaps on the Wrong Foot?

Reading is the most important skill that a child must acquire at school, because one must learn to read to be able to read to learn. The implication of this is that the child who is a poor reader will usually also be a poor learner.

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