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Fact or Fiction? Dyslexia Is a Myth

Extreme viewpoints exist about dyslexia, which makes it difficult for parents to know how to best help their child. On the one side there is the group who believe dyslexia is a condition that cannot be cured but endured. On the other extreme there are those who say diagnoses of dyslexia are a complete waste of time — and even that dyslexia is a myth.

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A Multiple Cognitive Deficit Model of Developmental Dyslexia

A multiple cognitive deficit model considers all the aspects that may contribute to dyslexia: focused, sustained, divided and visual spatial attention; visual, auditory and phonological processing; rapid naming and processing speed; verbal, visual, auditory, sequential, iconic, short-term, long-term and working memory; logical reasoning; etc.

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Ask Susan: Is Dyslexia Incurable?

Ever since the diagnosis my son has been depressed and has become withdrawn. He says he is dumb and stupid. He really wants to overcome his problems but we don’t know if that is even possible. The opinion of most people is that dyslexia is incurable. Do you agree?

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US Dyslexia Policies ‘Ignore Scientific Evidence’, Expert Says

Many of the current US Federal and State dyslexia laws should be scrapped as they ignore scientific evidence and privilege some poor readers at the expense of huge numbers of others, according to a leading expert in reading disability.

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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 1)

There are few things that create so much tension within a parent as a child who struggles with reading, spelling and writing. Whereas most children find it easy, or relatively easy, for one out of five children this experience is very different.

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Dealing with Dyslexia

Dyslexia, is it a life-long condition that needs to be diagnosed, or a meaningless description used as an excuse? While that might be a harsh way to look at something that so many pupils and even academics struggle with daily, it is the sort of question that plagues parents when they hear their child might be dyslexic.

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Should We Do Away with ‘Dyslexia’?

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia” to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing to assist the children to whom it is applied.

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Radio Interview on SAfm: Dyslexia

A discussion on dyslexia with Susan du Plessis, owner and director of educational programs at Edublox, and Shirley Lindecke, whose son Ryan succeeded with Edublox.

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