ERIC Number: EJ830003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
A Case Study of Unfounded Concepts Underpinning Controversial Practices: Lost in "Space Dyslexia"
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v56 n1 p37-47 Mar 2009
Although many are critical of the uptake of unproven practices by teachers and families in their search for treatment for children with reading difficulties, there has been little examination of the specific conditions that persuade teachers and families to adopt such practices. This article traces the emergence and evolution of a particular meme, space dyslexia, and related memes. The space dyslexia meme is shown to be an unfounded concept, but one that has proved attractive to the popular media and presumably to those seeking alternative treatments.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, Case Studies, Family Influence, Teaching Methods, Book Reviews, Spatial Ability, Space Exploration, Intervention, Special Education
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