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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 13. No. 3, 2008

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2008;13:203-207

Special Section

Dyslexia and Related Disorders in the United States: Issues in Assessment and Intervention

DJ Johnson


The paper first discusses the 1995 working definition of developmental dyslexia. It then elaborates on the reading process as a hierarchy of language performance involving learners' experience, nonverbal cognitive processes, receptive and expressive language, discourse processing, reading and written language. Future directions should emphasize a life span perspective, examine the global and specific problems of underachievement, set goals and priorities and enhance professional preparation. In all these endeavours motivation in literacy learning is also important.

Keyword : Dyslexia; Future directions in research and practice; Learning disabilities; Reading as a language hierarchy


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