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ERIC Number: EJ1086823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4158
What Kinds of Things Cause Children's Reading Difficulties?
Coltheart, Max
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v20 n2 p103-112 2015
The first part of this paper explains the distinction between proximal and distal causes of developmental disorders of cognition, with special reference to developmental disorders of reading. A number of different proximal causes of developmental disorders of reading have been identified. These correspond to a number of different patterns of developmental reading impairments--a number of "types of developmental dyslexia", if you like--which are described in the second part of the paper. These patterns are interpreted in relation to a specific information-processing model of the cognitive system for reading. How each pattern is diagnosed, and how each might be treated, is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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