ERIC Number: ED403542
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Reality of Dyslexia.
This book addresses the issue of living with dyslexia, illuminating the problems using first-person accounts and personal histories of child and adult dyslexics, even entire dyslexic families. Dubbed the "middle class disease" by some and a "specific learning disability" by others, dyslexia affects one in 25 persons. Although dyslexia can involve a frustrating range of problems which conspire against an individual's working with print, letter and word recognition, and writing, many professionals refuse to acknowledge its existence as a diagnosable condition, distinct from other causes of low reading ability. The book considers the frustrations and difficulties experienced by dyslexics and their feelings of relief when their condition is diagnosed: their peculiar difficulties have a name--they are not alone. In most cases, special accommodations and education can imrove dyslexics' functional abilities. Appendixes advise on recognizing dyslexia and list resources. (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Dyslexia, Elementary Secondary Education, Heredity, Learning Disabilities, Personal Narratives, Quality of Life, Reading Ability, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Writing Relationship
Brookline Books, P.O. Box 1047, Cambridge, MA 02238 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers; Books
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