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.

Learning, Cognition and Dyslexia

Learning, Cognition and Dyslexia

Learning, cognition and dyslexia

This chapter:

  • discusses a number of hypothesis on learning and how learning can go wrong for some;
  • refers to the nature of learning in infancy;
  • discusses declarative and procedural learning;
  • provides a neural systems framework for developmental disorders;
  • suggests that it is not only the language related processes that are important but also components of motor skills;
  • discusses how this gives rise to investigating the nature and role of the cerebellum; and
  • reflects on how theoretical positions on developmental dyslexia can impact on practice.


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