Dyslexia? What is it?


JulesDaulby

dyslexia

Is it even a valid scientific term?

@deevybee (Professor Dorothy Bishop) gives a good summary:

http://deevybee.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/my-thoughts-on-dyslexia-debate.html?m=1

Here, Professor Bishop discusses @JulianElliot11 (Professor Julian Elliot) who has recently written The Dyslexia Debate which questions whether the term dyslexia should exist.

Professor Elliot has a point – how do we differentiate between reading difficulties?  I’m not unsympathetic to this view – please note he is not denying reading difficulties exist or that these can affect students with varying abilities –  Professor Elliot has not gone all tabloidy on us even if some of his fans have.  Poor teaching, poor parenting, middle class disease and so on.

There are also many overlapping behaviours – in America now the terms neuro-diverse and neuro-typical have become popular which seems to be a good ‘catch all’ phrase.  Also in America however, sub-groups have identified themselves such as Aspies for those with Asperger’s Syndrome (now Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and Adders for those with ADHD.  Labels…

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