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Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia

Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia
An Interpretation for Teachers

First Edition
  • J P Das - Director Emeritus, JP Das Centre on Developmental & Learning Disabilities, University of Alberta, Canada

December 2008 | 220 pages | SAGE India
This book is a ready reckoner on dyslexia, a condensed and updated source of information on the subject, for not only teachers and parents, but also for professionals concerned with Learning Disabilities. For the school psychologist, the book is an interpretation that gives pre-eminence to the PASS (Planning-Attention-Simultaneous-Successive) theory of cognitive processes—the four major processes that replace traditional views of IQ and redefine intelligence.

Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia: An Interpretation for Teachers answers questions like: What is dyslexia? How do reading difficulties develop? How does one deal with dyslexia? Is there a valid remedial procedure? The answers are meant not only to help understand specific reading problems in the context of intelligence, but also guide remediation.

The book provides a selective review of the existing knowledge in the field. By presenting lively discussions on competing views, controversies, recent advances and unresolved issues, it tries to demystify the continuing enigma of dyslexia. It will be an immensely engaging and informative read for students and researchers studying Psychology and Education and also those working in the fields of other cognitive sciences.
Good and Poor Readers
From Nursery Rhymes to Phonological Coding
Stages of Reading Development
Explaining Reading by Intelligence
Reading and Comprehension
Spelling and Writing
Theory and Practice
COGENT Program: Getting Ready to Read
A Taste of COGENT: Program Modules
COGENT Works: Early Evidence
How Does Reading Readiness Work? A Taste of COGENT
PREP: A Remediation Program Based on PASS
A Taste of PREP in Words and Pictures
Case Histories
The Way Forward
Integration of Contemporary Views on Reading
Epilogue: New Horizons in Understanding Reading

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J P Das

J.P. Das is an Indo-Canadian psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in Intelligence. Among his major contributions to psychology is the PASS (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive) theory of intelligence. He is currently engaged in expanding planning to include executive functions. What might be the implications of these higher mental activities for education as well as management behavior is the topic of this book.Professor Das is an Emeritus Director of the Centre on Developmental & Learning Disabilities (named after him) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and Emeritus Professor in Educational... More About Author

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