The Dyslexia Debate

The Dyslexia Debate

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The Dyslexia Debate examines how we use the term 'dyslexia' and questions its efficacy as a diagnosis. While many believe that a diagnosis of dyslexia will shed light on a reader's struggles and help identify the best form of intervention, Julian G. Elliott and Elena L. Grigorenko show that it adds little value. In fact, our problematic interpretation of the term could prove to be a major disservice to many children with difficulties learning to read. This book outlines in detail the diverse ways in which reading problems have been conceptualized and operationalized. Elliott and Grigorenko consider the latest research in cognitive science, genetics, and neuroscience, and the limitations of these fields in terms of professional action. They then provide a more helpful, scientifically rigorous way to describe the various types of reading difficulties and discuss empirically supported forms of intervention.Those of the former approach tend to include measures of phonemic awareness, letter-naming fluency, concepts about print, ... Fletcher, aamp; Francis, 2004) and the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS; Good aamp; Kaminski, 2003). The TPRI, designed for kindergarten through to third grade, comprises both a screening and an inventory component. ... (Good et al., 2004), although concern has been expressed about the equivalencies of some of the reading passages.

Title:The Dyslexia Debate
Author:Julian G. Elliott, Elena L. Grigorenko
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-03-24


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