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Heikki Lyytinen, Jane Erskine, Timo Ahonen, Mikko Aro, Kenneth Eklund, Tomi Guttorm, Sini Hintikka, Jarmo Hamalainen, Ritva Ketonen, Marja-Leena Laakso, Paavo H.T. Leppanen, Paula Lyytinen, Anna-Maija Poikkeus, Anne Puolakanaho, Ulla Richardson, Paula Salmi, Asko Tolvanen, Minna Torppa & Helena Viholainen

In: The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia

Chapter 6: Early Identification and Prevention of Dyslexia: Results from a Prospective Follow-up Study of Children at Familial Risk for Dyslexia

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Early Identification and Prevention of Dyslexia: Results from a Prospective Follow-up Study of Children at Familial Risk for Dyslexia
Early identification and prevention of dyslexia: Results from a prospective follow-up study of children at familial risk for dyslexia

This chapter

  • discusses issues of early identification and prevention;
  • reports on early identification and intervention studies;
  • comments on the key issues of investigating reading fluency skills of poor readers;
  • asserts that developmental dyslexia is not ‘a unitary phenomenon but is a common denominator of a number of atypical developmental routes, predominantly characterised by compromised language skills’.
Introduction

The ultimate goal for the majority of dyslexia research is to identify the best way in which to help children for whom reading acquisition poses a significant challenge. The achievement of this ...

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