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Editors: John Letterman
Book Description:
Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds) and/or rapid visual-verbal responding. The syndrome of dyslexia does not imply low intelligence or poor educational potential, and is independent of race and social background. Although dyslexia seems to be more prevalent among males than females, the exact ratio is unknown: the most commonly quoted figures are between 3:1 and 5:1. The evidence suggests that in at least two-thirds of cases, dyslexia has a genetic cause, but in some cases birth difficulties may play a role.
Dyslexia may overlap with related conditions such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder (with or without hyperactivity) and dysphasia. In childhood, its effects can be mis-attributed to emotional or behavioral disorders. By adulthood, many dyslexics will have developed sophisticated compensating strategies that may mask their difficulties. This new book presents state-of-the-art research in this dynamic field.

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Chapter 1- Efficacy of a Psycholinguistic Treatment of Dyslexia: External and Internal Validity, pp. 1-32;
(Jurgen Tijms, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Chapter 2- An Artificial Intelligence System for Differential Diagnosis of Dyslexia and Specific Language Impairment, pp. 33-58; (Georgia A. Malandraki, University of Illinois at Urbana and Voula C. Georgopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece)

Chapter 3- Magnetoencephalography Advances in the Advances in the Study of Dyslexia: An Overview, pp. 59-79;
(David del Río, Alejandra Carboni, Almudena Capilla, Fernando Maestu, Emilio Garcia and Tomas Ortiz)

Chapter 4- Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions in Children with Language and Learning Disorders, pp. 81-87;
(Rebeca Uribe-Escamilla, Adrian Poblano, Yolanda Penaloza-Lopez and Felipe Garcia-Pedroza)

Chapter 5- Familial Dyslexia: Characterization of Phonological, Working Memory, Reading and Writing Findings, pp. 89-110;
(Simone Aparecida Capellini, Niura Aparecida de Moura Ribeiro Padula, Lara Cristina Antunes dos Santos, Maria Dalva Lourenceti, Erika Hasse Carrenho and Lucilene Arilho Ribeiro)

Chapter 6- Oral Reading Performance in a Japanese Dyslexic Boy, pp. 111-126;
(Jun Yamada, Hiroshima University, Japan)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-60021-178-X
   Status: AV
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