Children's Reading Problems

Children's Reading Problems

by Peter Bryant, Lynette Bradley


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A surprisingly large number of otherwise 'normal' children have problems learning to read, and these difficulties can produce disastrous consequences. Can we isolate the causes of reading problems? How can we best help backward readers?

Peter Bryant and Lynette Bradley, in a trenchant and convincingly argued critique, show that many of the existing psychological explanations of reading problems are based on flawed research and on entirely inadequate evidence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631136828
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/1985
Pages: 256

Table of Contents

1What is the problem?1
2Getting the evidence right11
3Is there a deficit?21
4Awareness of sounds and reading52
5Does the way backward readers read and spell reflect the way they think?76
6Dyslexia, dyslexias98
7Two ways of teaching backward readers116
8The two methods in practice137

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