Dyslexia: Biology, Cognition and Intervention

Dyslexia: Biology, Cognition and Intervention

by Charles Hulme, Margaret Snowling
     
 

This book brings together a selection of papers from those presented at the Fourth International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association in April 1997. The three main themes of the conference are biology, identification and intervention.

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This book brings together a selection of papers from those presented at the Fourth International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association in April 1997. The three main themes of the conference are biology, identification and intervention.

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3 Stars from Doody
Nancy A. Johnson
This is a summary of articles presented to the Fourth International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association. The book reviews current biological theories of dyslexia, including genetic studies and findings related to brain asymmetry. Several chapters are devoted to a discussion of cognitive manifestations of dyslexia, individual differences, subtypes of dyslexia, and developmental issues. Finally, the book covers clinical interventions and remediation programs for children with dyslexia. The book is intended for individuals with an advanced understanding of dyslexia. The most appropriate audience would be professionals, such as school psychologists, speech pathologists, or graduate students. The topics are covered in-depth and are beyond the level of a general introductory text. The chapter on brain asymmetry is well illustrated and provides examples of MRI brain scans, which serve as a useful adjunct to the text. Other chapters make good use of graphs/tables to summarize text information when possible. The book spans the field of dyslexia from biological theories to techniques for interventions in the school. References are current and cover the major theories in the field. The book serves as a summary of relevant theories and research in the field of dyslexia and would be a useful addition to a reference library.
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Reviewer: Nancy A. Johnson, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a summary of articles presented to the Fourth International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association.
Purpose: The book reviews current biological theories of dyslexia, including genetic studies and findings related to brain asymmetry. Several chapters are devoted to a discussion of cognitive manifestations of dyslexia, individual differences, subtypes of dyslexia, and developmental issues. Finally, the book covers clinical interventions and remediation programs for children with dyslexia.
Audience: The book is intended for individuals with an advanced understanding of dyslexia. The most appropriate audience would be professionals, such as school psychologists, speech pathologists, or graduate students.
Features: The topics are covered in-depth and are beyond the level of a general introductory text. The chapter on brain asymmetry is well illustrated and provides examples of MRI brain scans, which serve as a useful adjunct to the text. Other chapters make good use of graphs/tables to summarize text information when possible. The book spans the field of dyslexia from biological theories to techniques for interventions in the school. References are current and cover the major theories in the field.
Assessment: The book serves as a summary of relevant theories and research in the field of dyslexia and would be a useful addition to a reference library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861560353
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/04/1997
Series:
Exc Business And Economy (Whurr) Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

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