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Explaining Reading by Intelligence
Explaining reading by intelligence

There are many children who are intelligent but cannot read. We identify some of them as having dyslexia. Indeed, IQ, the popular indication of intelligence, does not predict dyslexia. Many children at all levels of IQ fail to learn to read adequately in spite of getting the same instruction in the classroom as their classmates. That some children with a normal IQ of 100 or better do not learn to read is evidence enough for saying that IQ is not very relevant when explaining or predicting reading disability. In fact, if we agree with this simple and rather obvious statement, we will go against the practices of hundreds of schools in USA and Canada who receive funding for ...

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