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
Reading and Writing – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 7, 2004
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