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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett

Abstract

Dyslexia research has made dramatic progress since the mid-1980s. Once discounted as a “middle-class myth,” dyslexia is now the subject of a complex—and confusing—body of theoretical and empirical research. This book provides a uniquely broad and coherent analysis of dyslexia theory. Unlike most dyslexia research, which addresses the question “what is the cause of the reading disability called dyslexia?” the work presented here addressed the deeper question of “what is the cause of the learning disability that manifests as reading problems?” This perspective allows the text to place dyslexia r ... More

Keywords: middle-class myth, dyslexia, reading disability, reading problems, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, automatization deficit account, cerebellar deficit hypothesis, phonological deficit account, sensory processing accounts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262140997
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roderick Nicolson, author

Angela Fawcett, author