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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 4. No. 2, 1999

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 1999;4:151-159

Specific Learning Disabilities

Psychological and Educational Aspects of Specific Learning Disabilities

CK Leong


This paper discusses a two-stage model of more generalised assessment followed by fine-grained diagnoses of children with specific learning/reading disabilities. Two clinical cases with severe language/ reading impairment, one in English and one in Chinese, are outlined. The related issues of using a discrepancy approach and the role of "intelligence" in diagnosis are examined. The neuropsychological aspects of dyslexia in Chinese are delineated. Multi-disciplinary cooperation is needed in helping children with specific learning disabilities.

Keyword : Developmental dyslexia; Diagnosis; Two-stage modal; Role of intelligence; Reading/spellingdisorders in Chinese


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