ERIC Number: ED220814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Some Symptoms, Causes, and Remediations of Dyslexia.
Groff, Charlotte V.
A literature review was conducted to determine the meaning, symptoms, causes, and treatment of dyslexia. The review revealed that dyslexia simply means "distorted words," and is the inability to read either phonetically or visually. Among the symptoms of dyslexia disclosed by the review are motion sickness, retardation in reading of from 6 months to 2 years, bizarre spelling, and inattention to directions. The research reviewed indicates a number of causes for the problem ranging from prenatal influences to genetic factors and from birth damage to abnormal brain cells. Three methods of remediation are most often used in treating dyslectic students: the Frenald tracing method, which uses a sound-syllable approach; the Orton-Gillingham-Stillman method, which classifies sounds according to where they are formed in the mouth; and a combination of these approaches, which appears to be the most effective treatment. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Reading Association (26th, Grand Rapids, MI, March 14-16, 1982).