Neuropsychological Treatment of Dyslexia

Paperback | May 1, 1995

byDirk J. BakkerTranslated byGinny Spyer

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This volume provides a complete description of the relationship between learning to read and hemispheric functioning, which has been found to change during the course of development. Initial reading skills are controlled primarily by the right cerebral hemisphere, but as readers become moreadvanced, the left hemisphere becomes dominant. Some children fail to make this shift and are at risk of developing one dyslexia, while children who prematurely rely on left-hemispheric reading strategies may develop another type. These two types of dyslexia have been found to respond to differenttypes of stimulation. The book includes comprehensive information on these treatments, with extensive discussion of their strengths, weaknesses, and limitations, along with an analysis of a number of experimental, field, and individual case studies. It is an invaluable guide for childpsychologists, clinical neuropsychologists, pediatric neurologists, special educators, remedial teachers, and speech and language pathologists.

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This volume provides a full description of the relationship between learning to read and hemisphere functioning, which has been found to change during the course of development.

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This volume provides a complete description of the relationship between learning to read and hemispheric functioning, which has been found to change during the course of development. Initial reading skills are controlled primarily by the right cerebral hemisphere, but as readers become moreadvanced, the left hemisphere becomes dominan...

Dirk J. Bakker is Professor of Child Neuropsychology at the Free University, and Head of the Research Department, Pedological Institute, Amsterdam.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.27 × 5.51 × 0.35 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195061322

ISBN - 13:9780195061321

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Table of Contents

1. A Set of Brains2. The Brain and Learning to Read3. Dyslexias4. Neuropsychological Treatment Methods5. Results of Neuropsychological Treatment6. Questions (Which Could Be) Asked7. Hemisphere-Specific Stimulation (HSS) Via the Visual Halffields8. Hemisphere-Specific Stimulation (HSS) Via the Hands9. Hemisphere-Alluding Stimulation (HAS)10. Scientific Justification

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This volume provides a full description of the relationship between learning to read and hemisphere functioning, which has been found to change during the course of development.

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"No longer should there be any question that severe developmental reading disorders (dyslexia) are of neurological origin. Based on a long tradition of research, this book summarizes the literature on how dyslexics' brains may differ in patterns of cerebral lateralization and how thesedifferences may manifest behaviorally. This book is unique for several reasons. First, this volume is a translated version of the original book published in Dutch. The translation is extremely well done and the text is rich with illustrations and comprehensible discussions of the author's work . .. Second, this book is unique because it is the first one available that suggests a treatment program based on recent research and validated through the author's own work . . . This book should assist greatly in stimulating further research aimed at assessing the validity of this treatmentapproach." --Contemporary Psychology