Sally Shaywitz. Overcoming Dyslexia
THE POWER OF KNOWING
The hidden nature of dyslexia-not knowing what to expect or when the difficulty will manifest itself-fills George with apprehension: “It’s as if it is lying there, waiting for me to make a wrong move, and then all of’s there, taunting me again.”
Dyslexia is a complex problem that has its roots in the very basic brain systems that allow man to understand and express language.
…affect not only how a person reads but surprisingly, a range of other important functions as well, including the ability to spell words, to retrieve words, to articulate words, and to remember certain facts.
We know that dyslexia affects one out of five children-ten million in America alone. [wikipedia summarizes of different sources: 5-17% in USA and 5-10% worldwide]
Peggy followed through on our plan. She made sure that her daughter received the specific reading instruction she required
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