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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
Dyslexia research has made dramatic progress since the mid-1980s. Once discounted as a "middle-class myth," dyslexia is now the subject of a complex -- and confusing -- body of theoretical and empirical research. In Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain, leading dyslexia researchers Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett provide a uniquely broad and coherent analysis of dyslexia ...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by MIT Press (MA)
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This book is jam-packed with sophisticated research, scientifically carried out and carefully presented. It's difficult reading, but it's worth it. I used the results of this research to develop new techniques for teaching people with dyslexia to read well. Those techniques are shared in my book, Dyslexic Tool Kit for Tutors and Parents. Nicolson and Fawcett's work is groundbreaking and important. I wish it were getting the notice it deserves in teacher training programs.