Neuropsychological Treatment of Dyslexia
This volume provides a complete description of the relationship between learning to read and hemispheric functioning, which has been found to change during the course of development. Initial reading skills are controlled primarily by the right cerebral hemisphere, but as readers become more advanced, the left hemisphere becomes dominant. Some children fail to make this shift and are at risk of developing one dyslexia, while children who prematurely rely on left-hemispheric reading strategies may develop another type. These two types of dyslexia have been found to respond to different types of stimulation. The book includes comprehensive information on these treatments, with extensive discussion of their strengths, weaknesses, and limitations, along with an analysis of a number of experimental, field, and individual case studies. It is an invaluable guide for child psychologists, clinical neuropsychologists, pediatric neurologists, special educators, remedial teachers, and speech and language pathologists.
- Paperback | 112 pages
- 140.7 x 208.8 x 9.4mm | 154.22g
- 12 Jul 1990
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- line illustrations throughout
Back cover copy
This volume provides a full description of the relationship between learning to read and hemisphere functioning, which has been found to change during the course of development.
Table of contents
A set of brains; The brain and learning to read; Dyslexias; Neuropsychological treatment methods; Results of neuropsychological treatment; Questions (which could be) asked; Hemisphere-specific stimulation (HSS) via the visual halffields; Hemisphere-specific stimulation (HSS) via the hands; Hemisphere-alluding stimulation (HAS); Scientific justification.
About Dirk J. Bakker
Dirk J. Bakker is Professor of Child Neuropsychology at the Free University, and Head of the Research Department, Pedological Institute, Amsterdam.