International Case Studies of Dyslexia
Editor : Peggy L. Anderson, Regine Meier-Hedde
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-81840-7
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-81840-4
No of pages : 346
eBook Price : $140
Originally Published : 15 Apr 2011
Dyslexia is a disability that exists in all countries that have high expectations for literacy. The inability to read in spite of normal intellectual potential represents one of the most puzzling educational challenges for literate societies, regardless of the culture or language. This book examines medical, psychological, educational, and sociological data from comprehensive case studies of preteen dyslexic children, in order to profile the disability as it occurs in eighteen different nations. Interviews with the children and their parents reveal how children with dyslexia are identified and treated around the world, and provide a look at various perceptions of dyslexia and its challenges. Researchers and health practitioners will find this casebook to be an excellent tool for understanding the condition from an international perspective.