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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain
Author: Roderick I. Nicolson

ISBN: 9780262515092
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15 September 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5
Description:
Winning entry, Professional Cover/Jacket Category, in the 2009 New England Book Show sponsored by Bookbuilders of Boston. Dyslexia research has made dramatic progress since the mid-1980s. Once discounted as a "middle-class myth," dyslexia is now the subject of a complex--and confusing--body of theoretical and empirical research. In "Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain, " leading dyslexia researchers Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett provide a uniquely broad and coherent analysis of dyslexia theory. Unlike most dyslexia research, which addresses the question "what is the cause of the reading disability called dyslexia?" the authors' work has addressed the deeper question of "what is the cause of the learning disability that manifests as reading problems?" This perspective allows them to place dyslexia research within the much broader disciplines of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience and has led to a rich framework, including two established leading theories, the automatization deficit account (1990) and the cerebellar deficit hypothesis (2001). Nicolson and Fawcett show that extensive evidence has a...

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