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Editors: Christopher B. Hayes
Book Description:
Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds) and/or rapid visual-verbal responding. The syndrome of dyslexia does not imply low intelligence or poor educational potential, and is independent of race and social background. Although dyslexia seems to be more prevalent among males than females, the exact ratio is unknown: the most commonly quoted figures are between 3:1 and 5:1. The evidence suggests that in at least two-thirds of cases, dyslexia has a genetic cause, but in some cases birth difficulties may play a role.
Dyslexia may overlap with related conditions such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) and dysphasia. In childhood, its effects can be mis-attributed to emotional or behavioral disorders. By adulthood, many dyslexics will have developed sophisticated compensating strategies that may mask their difficulties. This new book presents state-of-the-art research in this dynamic field.

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Chapter 1. The Systematic Use of Visualizing and Verbalizing Methods in Remedial Spelling Training: Conceptual Issues, Practical Applications and Empirical Findings, pp. 1-46;
(Günter Faber, Arbeitsstelle für pädagogische Entwicklung und Förderung Goslar, Germany)

Chapter 2. Audio-Visual Training in the Discrimination of the Phonetic Feature of Voicing in Dyslexic Children, pp. 47-64;
(Annie Magnan et al., Université Lumière Lyon, France)

Chapter 3. Cross-Modal Temporal Dysfunction in Children with Dyslexia: Is Age a Mediating Factor?, pp. 65-78;
(Sabine Heim et al., University of Konstanz, Germany)

Chapter 4. Reading Errors in Young Adults with Vermis or Cerebellar Hemispheric Lesions, pp. 79-92;
(Rita Moretti et al., University of Trieste, Italy)

Chapter 5. Development, Deficits, Training and Transfer, pp. 93-102;
(Burkhart Fischer)

Chapter 6. Current Dyslexia Research Seen in the Light of Imre Lakatos' Philosophy of Research Programmes, pp. 103-122;
(Turid Helland, University of Bergen)

Chapter 7. Is a Magnocellular Deficit the Cause of Poor Flanked-Letter Identification in Developmental Dyslexia?, pp. 123-142;
(David Omtzigt et al., Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Chapter 8. Training Visual-Spatial Attention in Developmental Dyslexia, pp. 143-160
(Maria Luisa Lorusso et al., Scientific Institute "E. Medea", Italy)


   Binding: Hardback
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-969-9
   Status: AV
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