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Oxford University Press
23 August 2012
Dyslexia affects about 10% of all children and is a potent cause of loss of self-confidence, personal and family misery, and waste of potential. Although the dominant view is that it is caused by specifically linguistic/phonological weakness, recent research within the field of neuroscience has shown that it is associated wtih visual processing problems as well. These discoveries have led to a resurgence in visual methods of treatment, which have shown promising results. 'Visual aspects of dyslexia' brings together cutting edge research from a range of disciplines - including neurology, neuroscience, and the vision sciences, to present the first comprehensive review of this recent research. It includes chapters from leading specialists which, in addition to reporting on the latest research, show how this knowledge is being successfully applied in the development of effective visual treatments for this common problem. Sections within the book cover the role of eye movements in reading, visual attention and reading, the neural bases of reading, and the relationship between visual stress and dyslexia.
Edited by:   John Stein (Department Physiology Anatomy and Genetics University of Oxford UK), Zoi Kapoula (Service d'Ophtalmologie, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, France)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 249mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   538g
ISBN:   9780199589814
ISBN 10:   019958981X
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   23 August 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Visual Aspects of Dyslexia

Visual Aspects of Dyslexia presents a firm foundation for the role of visual deficits - in particular, deficits in magnocellular function in the dorsal stream - as a major underlying cause of dyslexia. ... This is a very interesting approach, which builds upon previous studies ... Students will find the chapters on eye movements and binocular control, as well as those on visual spacial attention and how it affects the dyslexic's ability to encode words during reading acquisition, particularly informative. ... It will be a rich resource for researchers in the perception community. Teri Lawton, Perception


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