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By H.N. Levinson

Dyslexia used to be first defined via English physicians, Kerr and Morgan, in 1896. curiously, the structural cortical speculation at the start proposed by means of Morgan remains to be held in extensive esteem, albeit in just a little changed kinds. regardless of eighty years of escalating study efforts and piles of correspond­ ing facts, there maintains to exist a complicated diagnostic-therapeutic scientific void and riddle during which dyslexics can neither be scientifically extraordinary from different gradual inexperienced persons nor medically taken care of; and patho­ gnomonic scientific indicators stay as elusive as an appropriate neurophysiologic conceptualization. This e-book is the result of a IS-year-Iong look for an answer to the riddle characterizing dyslexia. All of my preliminary makes an attempt at re-exploring the secure outdated (cortical, psychogenic, etc.) dyslexic paths and concepts led nowhere. whatever new used to be wanted. little ones and adults have been agony. Educators and fogeys have been bewildered. solutions have been wanted. the govt. guy­ dated equivalent schooling for the training disabled. Clinicians have been ready. And traditionalists remained fixated to the theoretical previous and unaware of the medical dyslexic reality.

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A Solution to the Riddle Dyslexia

Dyslexia was once first defined by means of English physicians, Kerr and Morgan, in 1896. apparently, the structural cortical speculation first and foremost proposed by means of Morgan continues to be held in huge esteem, albeit in a little bit converted types. regardless of eighty years of escalating learn efforts and piles of correspond­ ing records, there keeps to exist a difficult diagnostic-therapeutic clinical void and riddle within which dyslexics can neither be scientifically distinct from different sluggish freshmen nor medically handled; and patho­ gnomonic medical indicators stay as elusive as an appropriate neurophysiologic conceptualization.

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2-5. An II·year·old dyslexic was instructed to read and then copy several printed sentences into script. The writing drifts significantly from the horizontal. Letters are poorly formed and spaced, as well as inappropriately omitted, inserted, and condensed. Occasionally, letters from successive words are fused or condensed. Grammatical details such as crossing t's are intermittently and carelessly omitted. disturbances in visual and/or phonetic sequential word recall. In addition, the spelling errors were found to be significantly determined and shaped by the motor channel utilized for testing.

4. " Needless to say, psychotherapists expecting initial gratitude from neurotic patients following analysis of their narcissistic defenses and exposure of their painful, unconscious, past memories of insignificance, helplessness, and vulnerability are indeed naive. For similar reasons, the c-v data, hypotheses, and conceptualizations of dyslexia were not readily or gratefully accepted by all interested colleagues. As might be expected, some reacted most unscientifically. However, the analysis of their criticism and its intensity revealed the emotional roots underlying their scientific "cortical facades" while, at the same time, demonstrating the existence of unconscious resistance forces in dyslexic and neurophysiologic research.

2-6 and 2-7 demonstrates the variations in intensity characterizing each function within the nuclear symptomatic complex in dyslexia. Mathematics Mathematical functioning varied significantly among dyslexic children, and was found dependent upon the specific pattern of interaction between underlying dysfunctioning and compensatory mechanisms. Most dyslexics experienced no difficulty with mathematical conceptualization, and so conceptual acalculia was statistically absent in this dyslexic sample.

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