- Subject index
The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.
Chapter 8: Rediscovering Dyslexia: New Approaches for Identification and Classification
Rediscovering Dyslexia: New Approaches for Identification and Classification
‘The greatest enemy of the truth is not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth – persistent, pervasive, and unrealistic.’ John F. Kennedy
- compares traditional and new approaches to identification of individuals with reading disabilities.
Developmental dyslexia or reading disability refers to unexpected poor performance in reading. Poor performance in reading typically is defined as performance markedly below that of one's peers or expectations based on some form of standards. What constitutes an unexpected level of poor performance in reading has been more difficult to define. Traditionally, the definition of unexpected poor performance in reading has been based on normative data comparing an individual's reading performance to ...