ERIC Number: ED059557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Developmental Dyslexia: An Evaluation of a Theory.
Satz, Paul; Van Nostrand, Gary K.
The paper reviews a theory advanced by Satz and Sparrow (1970) which purports to explain the nature and cause of specific developmental dyslexia, and evaluates several developmental hypotheses which are generated bythe theory. The theory postulates that developmental dyslexia is not a unitary syndrome but rather reflects a lag in the maturation of the brain (left hemisphere) which delays differentially skills which are in primary ascendancy at different chronological ages. It is concluded that, instead of determining whether the primary handicap in dyslexic children is perceptual, linguistic, or both, findings suggest that the nature of the handicap will vary largely as a function of chronological age. (Author/KW)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Coll. of Health Related Professions.