By H.N. Levinson
Dyslexia used to be first defined by means of English physicians, Kerr and Morgan, in 1896. curiously, the structural cortical speculation first and foremost proposed by way of Morgan remains to be held in huge esteem, albeit in a bit of changed kinds. regardless of eighty years of escalating examine efforts and piles of correspond ing records, there maintains to exist a confusing diagnostic-therapeutic scientific void and riddle within which dyslexics can neither be scientifically exclusive from different gradual newcomers nor medically handled; and patho gnomonic scientific symptoms stay as elusive as an appropriate neurophysiologic conceptualization. This e-book is the end result of a IS-year-Iong look for an answer to the riddle characterizing dyslexia. All of my preliminary makes an attempt at re-exploring the secure outdated (cortical, psychogenic, etc.) dyslexic paths and ideas led nowhere. whatever new was once wanted. little ones and adults have been agony. Educators and oldsters have been bewildered. solutions have been wanted. the govt guy dated equivalent schooling for the educational disabled. Clinicians have been ready. And traditionalists remained fixated to the theoretical earlier and unaware of the scientific dyslexic reality.
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In order to simplify the presentation of data, this chapter is separated into three parts, and artificially divided into quantitative and qualitative studies. The quantitative study contains detailed qualitative descriptions of the symptoms and mechanisms that were found to define statistically the dyslexic syndrome, as well as the aforementioned dyslexic etiological correlations. The qualitative study contains the clinical dissection and discussion of a single dyslexic case typical of those contained within the sample of 1,000.
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