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Fifty Years in Dyslexia Research

Fifty Years in Dyslexia Research

Timothy R. Miles

ISBN: 978-0-470-02914-5

Aug 2006

168 pages

$47.99

Description

A well-known pioneer of dyslexia, professor Tim Miles leads the reader through the fifty years of his research into dyslexia. Tracing important developments in theories and ways of treating the condition, this fascinating autobiographical account shows how scientific understanding has affected policy and practice.

Tim Miles set up the Bangor Dyslexia Unit in the 1970s, when he was Head of the Department of Psychology. The Bangor Dyslexia Unit has grown steadily ever since and is now a nationally and internationally renowned, specialised Unit. Tim Miles is also founder of the journal Dyslexia and the author of several books on dyslexia. His best known titles include Dyslexia: The Pattern of Difficulties and Dyslexia: A Hundred Years On, co-authored with his wife, Elaine Miles.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Conventions.

PART I: BEGINNINGS.

1. Brenda.

2. Michael.

3. Thoughts on Brenda and Michael.

4. The Word-Blind Centre.

5. A Service for the County of Gwynedd.

6. First Steps Towards Quantification.

7. The Bangor Dyslexia Test I.

8. The Bangor Dyslexia Test II.

9. Assessing Intelligence.

PART II: THE STRUGGLE FOR RECOGNITION.

10. PRO and ANTI the Dyslexia Concept: A Dialogue.

11. Concerns and Disputes I.

12. Concerns and Disputes II.

13. Legislation and Governmental Recognition.

PART III: RESEARCH AND THEORY.

14. Further Quantifi cation I.

15. Further Quantifi cation II.

16. The Dyslexic Adult.

17. Talking Things Over.

18. Proposal for a Taxonomy of Dyslexia.

19. The British Births Cohort Study I.

20. The British Births Cohort Study II.

21. Dyslexia Variants.

22. Dyslexia and Dyscalculia: Are They Two Separate Syndromes?

23. Dyslexia as a Disjunctive Concept.

References.

Index.