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The Dyslexia Debate Revisited

Author(s): Julian G. Elliott, Elena L. Grigorenko

ISBN: 9781009078665
Publication Date: 18/4/24
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback
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In every country, and in every language, a significant proportion of children struggle to master the skill of reading. In 2014, The Dyslexia Debate examined the problematic interpretation of the term 'dyslexia' as well as questioning its efficacy as a diagnosis. Ten years on, The Dyslexia Debate Revisited reflects on the changes in dyslexia assessment and treatment over the last decade, including the introduction of dyslexia legislation in many US states. Addressing the critical responses to their original challenge of the dyslexia construct, Julian G. Elliott and Elena L. Grigorenko also consider why, despite scientific critiques, existing dyslexia conceptions and assessment practices continue to be highly attractive to many professionals, individuals, and families. Based on current scientific knowledge, the authors strive to promote a shared understanding of reading difficulties and emphasize the importance of providing timely and appropriate intervention and support to anyone who faces difficulties with learning to read.

  • Following a surge in interest fueled by social media and the rise of neurodiverse accounts of learning difficulties, this book offers the ultimate state-of-the-art review of the field of dyslexia
  • Presents detailed and integrated accounts of research findings in education, psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, emphasizing the importance of scientific knowledge and explaining why it is often overlooked, ignored, or misrepresented in many popular conceptions of dyslexia
  • Makes a compelling case for reducing practices that only benefit a small number and advocates for addressing the unmet needs of a much greater proportion of struggling readers