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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain$
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Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262140997

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.001.0001

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Dyslexia and Automaticity

Dyslexia and Automaticity

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(p.67) 4 Dyslexia and Automaticity
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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
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Roderick I. Nicolson

Angela J. Fawcett

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.003.0004

This chapter presents results of cognitive investigations of dyslexia as a learning difficulty. It discusses the concept of automaticity to explain the underlying problems of dyslexia. The chapter proposes the dyslexic automatization deficit (DAD) hypothesis, which suggests that dyslexic children have abnormal difficulties in making skills automatic despite extensive practice.

Keywords:   cognitive investigations, dyslexia, learning, automaticity, dyslexic automatization deficit hypothesis

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