Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Random blog on Dyslexia

Sometimes it's fun to find new and contrarian information about learning "disablities."


  1. I found the article neither new nor contrary to existing information. In fact I found it to be a large waste of money and similar to an incomplete definition that was in general usage of dyslexia being defined as reading skills lower than what would be expected compared to a person's IQ.

    If reading skills tracked IQ in dyslexics then there would be no difference between dyslexics and non dyslexics and we could conclude dyslexia does not exist.

  2. John Hayes, you are really a one-trick pony, aren't you? Dyslexia is not a vision problem.

    Dr. Bang, I highly recommend the recently published "Reading in the Brain", by Stanislas Dehaene. WaPo review here http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/25/AR2009112502775.html and Jonah Leher's review here http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2009/11/the_reading_brain_1.php.

    Dehaene's research is on the neurocognitive elements of reading and he covers the development of alphabets and writing systems. He includes a chapter on dyslexia.