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National and International Perspectives
National and international perspectives
Dyslexia – A Global Phenomenon

Much of the dyslexia literature, and therefore much of what is known about dyslexia, originates in English-speaking contexts. However, the increasing awareness of dyslexia across different countries, encompassing a range of literacy cultures and orthographies, means that dyslexia research now has an international focus. As evidence appears from other languages and orthographies, it appears that dyslexia is manifest in those contexts, but with different emphases. Literature acquisition is still arduous even when there is a close relationship between the sound and the written form of words and word elements. Hypotheses concerned with the speed of processing or memory become more prominent in these shallow orthographies, as this is where the literacy difficulties ...

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