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By Gavin Reid

The most objective of this new version is to include the latest theoretical and sensible learn within the box of dyslexia and literacy and current it in a consumer pleasant layout for Practitioners. It refers back to the most modern govt experiences on literacy and dyslexia in a couple of international locations akin to, united states, united kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. each one bankruptcy has a precis in the beginning and, on the finish, key issues and 'points to contemplate' are checked out.

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It should also be noted that not all those diagnosed as dyslexic present visual deficits, and indeed some people who are not dyslexic present evidence of visual deficits. Furthermore, Stein’s (2002) view on the role of the magnocellular system appears to implicate aspects of various complementary theories such as cerebellar immaturity (Fawcett and Nicolson, 2001, 2008) and deficits in essential fatty acids (Richardson, 2002). Other visual intervention strategies are discussed later in this book in the chapters on intervention.

It is interesting to note that the working party of the BPS that was convened to provide guidance on assessment for psychologists was not able to settle the controversy, although it did make a number of recommendations which have been followed up by psychological services. Also, the definition indicated by the BPS working party is widely used, although it generated some controversy at the time. Different perspectives can often become an issue when a new intervention is being advocated and may not have wide appeal.

Peer argues that ‘glue ear’ is an ongoing condition for large numbers of children, meaning that they experience significant hearing loss over a lengthy period of time. This may also lead to a lack of concentration as well as an inability to process the fine sounds that are necessary for auditory perception and speed of processing which is a major key to language learning. Furthermore, it does seem to be prevalent. When investigating numbers of children affected by repetitive bouts of the condition, Daly (1997) noted that when investigating school-based incidence, the numbers are as follows: Japan—4–15%; USA—12%; Denmark—16–22%; UK—20–30%; Spain—8%; Kuwait—31%.

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