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Janet Carsten and Simon Frith

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265864

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265864.001.0001

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia

A language learning impairment

Chapter:
(p.43) Dyslexia
Source:
British Academy Lectures 2013-14
Author(s):

Margaret J. Snowling

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265864.003.0003

Without the ability to read fluently with comprehension there is a downward spiral of poor educational achievement and career prospects. Dyslexia is therefore a major problem for society and a key question is whether it is possible to intervene early to ameliorate its impact. Studies following the development of children at family-risk of dyslexia reveal that it is associated with language delays and speech difficulties in the pre-school years before reading instruction begins. Literacy outcomes for children depend not only on the risk factors that predispose to reading difficulties but also on protective factors which mitigate the risk. Together current evidence places dyslexia on a continuum with other language learning impairments.

Keywords:   Dyslexia, SLI, language learning impairment, reading difficulties, risk studies

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