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Written by authors with extensive experience of working with students with dyslexia, this book provides clear guidance and practical strategies for dyslexia-friendly practice for those working with young people aged 14 to 19 and adults in education or work-based training. Looking at how dyslexia impacts on learning, the authors suggest ways to improve the learning environment and explain how to help students develop the basic skills that will help them to make the transition from study to employment. Building on the latest research and understanding of dyslexia, they also consider overlapping syndromes, emotional and social issues, and funding.
Chapter 8: 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 [Page 77]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 ...