Dyslexia: A Hundred Years On (2nd edition) by T.R. Miles & Elaine Miles

Dyslexia: A Hundred Years On (2nd edition) by T.R. Miles & Elaine Miles 358 BOOK REVIEW that a deficiency of the cerebellum could account for automaticity difficulties in dyslexics (Nicolson & Fawcett 1995). The authors appear to favour the latter position. The findings from recent developments in genetic research in dyslexia as well as new techniques for looking at the brains of dyslexics are reviewed in this edition, written in language which is accessible to all who might be interested in obtaining an introduction to these fairly complicated topics. In addition, current positions on visual aspects of dyslexia (for example studies of eye movement and the potential benefits of tinted lenses) are considered in Chapter 7. As the authors acknowledge, it is not clear how this evidence fits in with theories which emphasise language processes, particularly phonological deficits. Dyslexia: A Hundred Years On attempts successfully to reflect contem- porary opinion in research on various aspects of dyslexia. The section of the book which considers subtyping of dyslexics reflects current thinking that such a concept is of little use in classifying dyslexic children, either for research or remediation purposes. The new chapter about how dyslexia is manifested in different languages discusses a topic which is receiving much research attention at present. The sections http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reading and Writing Springer Journals

Dyslexia: A Hundred Years On (2nd edition) by T.R. Miles & Elaine Miles

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Linguistics; Language and Literature; Psycholinguistics; Education, general; Neurology; Literacy
ISSN
0922-4777
eISSN
1573-0905
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1026564828502
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358 BOOK REVIEW that a deficiency of the cerebellum could account for automaticity difficulties in dyslexics (Nicolson & Fawcett 1995). The authors appear to favour the latter position. The findings from recent developments in genetic research in dyslexia as well as new techniques for looking at the brains of dyslexics are reviewed in this edition, written in language which is accessible to all who might be interested in obtaining an introduction to these fairly complicated topics. In addition, current positions on visual aspects of dyslexia (for example studies of eye movement and the potential benefits of tinted lenses) are considered in Chapter 7. As the authors acknowledge, it is not clear how this evidence fits in with theories which emphasise language processes, particularly phonological deficits. Dyslexia: A Hundred Years On attempts successfully to reflect contem- porary opinion in research on various aspects of dyslexia. The section of the book which considers subtyping of dyslexics reflects current thinking that such a concept is of little use in classifying dyslexic children, either for research or remediation purposes. The new chapter about how dyslexia is manifested in different languages discusses a topic which is receiving much research attention at present. The sections

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Reading and WritingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 7, 2004

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