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Theories of dyslexia (Fawcett)

A Framework for Understanding Dyslexia

This article reviews the various current theories of dyslexia, including:

  • Cognitive theories (Phonological deficit - Bryant, Snowling, Stanovich; Automisation deficit - Nicolson & Fawcett; Double deficit - Wolf & Bower);

  • Brain based theories (Sensory/Magnocellular deficit - Tallal, Stein; Cerebellar deficit - Nicolson & Fawcett);

  • Neural systems level theories (Procedural Learning deficit - Nicolson & Fawcett).

An explanation is provided of how these various theories fit together.

The article also provides a brief overview of recent research.

Information about Dyslexia research is also available on this Wikipedia page.