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Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Margaret J. Snowling

May 2019

ISBN: 9780198818304

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Dyslexia is gaining increasing recognition as a relatively common learning disorder. Margaret Snowling introduces the exciting research surrounding dyslexia, considering potential causes, the neuroscience behind it and attempts to understand how it works, and the various strategies and interventions which can help people with dyslexia today.

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Dyslexia is gaining increasing recognition as a relatively common learning disorder. Margaret Snowling introduces the exciting research surrounding dyslexia, considering potential causes, the neuroscience behind it and attempts to understand how it works, and the various strategies and interventions which can help people with dyslexia today.

  • Introduces the exciting research surrounding dyslexia today, including analysis of the potential causes of dyslexia
  • Discusses the neuroscience of dyslexia, and what we have learned about how it works through techniques such as brain scanning
  • Weighs up the various strategies and interventions which can help people with dyslexia today, sifting the fact from the fiction
  • Provides a brief history of dyslexia since its recognition in 1896
  • Draws on cross-linguistic studies to look at dyslexia in various different languages
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Margaret J. Snowling, CBE, Professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, and President of St. John's College

Margaret J. Snowling CBE is Professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and President of St. John's College. Her research focuses on children's language and learning; specifically the nature and causes of children's reading difficulties and how best to ameliorate them. She is also professionally qualified as a clinical psychologist, and has written and edited several books, including Dyslexia: A Cognitive-developmental Perpective (Wiley-Blackwell, 1997) and The Science of Reading: A Handbook (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005). She is Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and was appointed CBE for services to science and the understanding of dyslexia in 2016.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    1:Does dyslexia exist?
    2:What is dyslexia?
    3:What role do genetic and environmental factors play in developing dyslexia?
    4:What causes dyslexia
    5:What do we know about the dyslexic brain?
    6:What works for dyslexia?
    7:Conclusions
    Further reading
    Index

Reviews

"Margaret Snowling does an admirable job of introducing the subject of dyslexia, focusing on its manifestation in young children, possible causes, and some early coping strategies." - Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation

"This engaging book gives a fascinating account of the processes involved in learning to read... The exceptional scholarship makes this book a precious resource and a must-read." - Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, UCL

"This is by far the best book written on dyslexia conceptually incisive, balanced and thoughtful in approach ... A masterpiece." - Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, KCL