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.

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

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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