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This book is a ready reckoner on dyslexia, a condensed and updated source of information on the subject, for not only teachers and parents, but also for professionals concerned with Learning Disabilities. For the school psychologist, the book is an interpretation that gives pre-eminence to the PASS (Planning-Attention-Simultaneous-Successive) theory of cognitive processes?the four major processes that replace traditional views of IQ and redefine intelligence.
Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia: An Interpretation for Teachers answers questions like: What is dyslexia? How do reading difficulties develop? How does one deal with dyslexia? Is there a valid remedial procedure? The answers are meant not only to help understand specific reading problems in the context of intelligence, but also guide remediation.
The book provides a selective review of the existing knowledge in the field. By presenting lively discussions on competing views, controversies, recent advances and unresolved issues, it tries to demystify the continuing enigma of dyslexia. It will be an immensely engaging and informative read for students and researchers studying Psychology and Education and also those working in the fields of other cognitive sciences.
Table of Contents
I: UNDERSTANDING READING DIFFICULTIES
Good and Poor Readers
From Nursery Rhymes to Phonological Coding
Stages of Reading Development
Explaining Reading by Intelligence
Reading and Comprehension
Spelling and Writing
II: REMEDIATION OF READING AND LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Theory and Practice
COGENT Program: Getting Ready to Read
A Taste of COGENT: Program Modules
COGENT Works: Early Evidence
How Does Reading Readiness Work? A Taste of COGENT
PREP: A Remediation Program based on PASS
A Taste of PREP in Words and Pictures
III: THE NEXT STEPS
The Way Forward
Integration of Contemporary Views on Reading
Epilogue: New Horizons in Understanding Reading