ERIC Number: EJ901054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Dyslexia in Chinese Language: An Overview of Research and Practice
Chung, Kevin K. H.; Ho, Connie S. H.
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v15 n2 p213-224 Nov 2010
Dyslexia appears to be the most prevalent disability of students with special educational needs in many mainstream classes, affecting around 9.7% of the school population in Hong Kong. The education of these students is therefore of great concern to the community. In the present paper research into dyslexia in the Chinese language is briefly reviewed, with emphasis on the cognitive characteristics of dyslexia and its manifestations, in the hope that understanding the profiles of students with dyslexia may help to lay a solid foundation for assessment, curriculum development and intervention. Recent progress in the study of the cognitive deficits of Chinese-speaking readers with dyslexia in Hong Kong and the development of assessment and intervention framework for early identification and intervention is presented. These developments shed light on dyslexia in the Chinese language and provide grounds for further work on research and practice.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Special Needs Students, Intervention, Dyslexia, Identification, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Special Education, Incidence, Profiles, Native Speakers
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong