Visual Aspects of Dyslexia

Hardcover | October 13, 2012

EditorJohn Stein, Zoi Kapoula

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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 neurosciencehas 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 reportingon 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 therelationship between visual stress and dyslexia.Making a valuable contribution in helping us develop a deeper understanding of dyslexia, this is an important book for those in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and education.

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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 neurosciencehas shown that it is associated wtih visual pr...

John Stein is Professor in the Department Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics at the University of Oxford, UK. Zoi Kapoula is with Service d'Ophtalmologie, Hopital Europeen Georges Pompidou, France.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:October 13, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019958981X

ISBN - 13:9780199589814

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1. Jean-Francois Demonet and Caroline Reilhac: A neurological account of dyslexia2. Burkhart Fischer: Subitizing, Dynamic Vision, Saccade and Fixation Control in Dyslexia3. Zoi Kapoula: Movements of the eyes in 3d space: deficits of vergence and binocular coordination in dyslexia4. Arnold Wilkins: Origins of visual stress5. Elizabeth G. Conlon: Visual Discomfort and Reading6. Chris Singleton: Visual stress and its relationship to dyslexia7. Sylviane Valdois, Delphine Lassus-Sangosse, and Muriel Lobier: The visual nature of the disorder of visual attention span in developmental dyslexia8. Andrea Facoetti: Spatial Attention Disorders in Developmental Dyslexia: Towards Prevention of Deficits in Reading Acquisition9. Kristen Pammer: The role of the dorsal pathway in word recognition10. Trichur R Vidyasagar: Aetiology of Dyslexia: a visual perspective on a phonological marker11. John Stein: Visual Contributions to Reading Difficulties - the Magnocellular Theory