ERIC Number: ED262500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
What Is Dyslexia: 1984 Digest.
Harrie, Roger P.; Weller, Carol
The digest focuses on the nature of dyslexia and its characteristics. An initial section notes the variations in definitions as a function of the discipline. Diagnosis of dyslexia is said to isolate the specific difficulties associated with the problem and to suggest appropriate educational intervention. Typical characteristics of dyslexia are noted, including a family history of reading problems, predominant occurrence in males, an average or above average IQ and possibly a proficiency in math, lack of enjoyment of reading as a leisure activity, problems of letter and word reversal, and difficulty transferring information from what is heard to what is seen and vice versa. The contribution of three major factors to dyslexia is addressed: ocular problems, language problems, and visuo-spatial-motor problems. A list of references and resources concludes the digest. (CL)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.