[MOSAIC] Dyslexia

The Simants asimants at nebnet.net
Tue Aug 14 21:29:21 EDT 2007


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathleen Ernewein" <kernewein at comcast.net>
To: <mosaic at literacyworkshop.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:13 AM
Subject: [MOSAIC] Dyslexia> WSU Student
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Hi Kathleen!
   Reversing the letters you mentioned is very typical up to about third 
grade and cannot be viewed as a sign of dyslexia.
    Actually, new technology has led to new info about dyslexia.  An area in 
the brain above the left ear is where the problem occurs!  Dyslexic people 
have difficulty hearing and separating phonemes.In small children, you will 
notice difficulty in rhyming or answering questions such as, "What is the 
word smile without the "s".
 Dyslexic readers tend to memorize words by shape. There is a great book, 
"Overcoming Dyslexia" by Sally
(not sure of last name and book is at school) Shaywitz?
                                        Christina







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