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Reading acquisition and developmental dyslexia (Essays in developmental psychology). Psychology Press

Most studies on reading have been conducted with English-speaking subjects. However it is crucial to also examine studies conducted in different languages, in order to highlight which aspects of reading acquisition and dyslexia appear to be language-specific, and which are universal. Reading acquisition and developmental dyslexia sheds new light on dyslexia and its relationship with reading acquisition, presenting two unique advancements in this area. Looking at studies conducted in different languages, the prerequisites of reading acquisition are examined and the findings from studies of skilled adult readers are presented. The manifestations of developmental dyslexia and the main contemporary explanations for it are outlined. The authors conclude by offering a new framework which could explain both reading acquisition and developmental dyslexia. This book offers a insight into the topic of dyslexia. It will be of great interest to students and lecturers in cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and psycholinguistics, as well as those with a more everyday involvement with the disorder such as speech and language therapists. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)