Dyslexia, 2nd Edition
November 2000, ©2000, Wiley-Blackwell
1. What is Dyslexia?.
2. The Definition of Dyslexia.
3. The Phonological Representations Hypothesis.
4. Learning to Read and to Spell.
5. Dyslexia: A Written Language Disorder.
6. Individual Differences in Dyslexia.
7. The Severity Hypothesis.
8. Biological Bases of Dyslexia.
9. Dyslexia: A Sensory Impairment?.
10. Helping to Overcome Dyslexia.
11. Proficiency and Deficiency: The Role of Compensation.
12. Conclusions and Future Prospects.
* Reviews research on the cognitive deficits of dyslexia and the evidence concerning its biological basis.
* Represents the only single authored book that offers a cognitive perspective on dyslexia
Margaret Snowling's thesis is that dyslexia is a consequence of
a phonological deficit. Her evidence for this is extremely well
presented throughout her book. Chapter 3 - The Phonological
Representations Hypothesis - is exceptionally well written and
assertively lays down the foundation of her argument.
This book, although written with an academic rigour, cleverly
embraces the impact of dyslexia on the individual...This promotes a
very positive and optimistic theme on the treatment of dyslexia
throughout the book.
This book successfully provides a contemporary synthesis of
research on the cognitive deficits of dyslexia and is strongly
recommended to anyone with any involvement or interest in this
complex area. It will be of enormous value to educational
psychologists and teachers of students with specific learning
difficulties and, no doubt, will continue to be the
essential book on any training course's reading list on the
subject. The book is very generously priced and therefore of
exceptional value, given its contents."
Dr. Barry Johnson BSc, Cert Ed, Dip Ed Psych, PhD, C.
Principal Educational Psychologist, The Dyslexia
"An excellent view of the current state-of-the-art in dyslexia
research, as is to be expected from this author, who is a
recognized authority in the field. It is committed to a
phonological approach to dyslexia, which explains the condition as
a deficit of phonological representations. Snowling's book gives an
outstanding account of this research tradition." TRENDS in
Cognitive Sciences, Vol 5, No 3, March 2001.
"Dyslexia is a basic work that explains in a very understandable way, very complex themes. It gives insight in the definition, ethicality and the treatment of children with dyslexia. That makes this work definitely a must-read (or: definitely very recommendable) for anyone that wants to resource himself in the understanding of and dealing with children that have dyslexia. On top of that, even experienced therapists get a better insight in the severity and characteristics of the problems of their clients". SIG NAAL, Journaal van Vormingsdienst SIG, August-September 2001.<!--end-->