ERIC Number: ED323533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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If They Can Speak, Why Can't They Read? and Spell? They May Now! Hemispheric "Routing" and "Vision Bypass" to Teach Spelling to Dyslexics.
Blau, Harold; Loveless, Eugene J.
For the dyslexic and others with similar problems, a revision of the sequence of modalities known as VAKT (for visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile) might achieve more effective and more rapid remediation. The new sequence is designated as TAK/v. The subordination of the visual modality is based on the recent identification of visual processing deficiency in dyslexics, as well as on previous hypotheses, suggesting the desirability of substituting the tactile modality for the visual modality in the initial stages of remediation. The use of the left hand is suggested for this tactile scanning of three-dimensional letters to access the right hemisphere. (One figure is included, and 14 references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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