Are There Cross-Language Differences in Dyslexia?


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This paper will argue that there are cross-language differences in dyslexia and will do so by examining some of the theories and studies that are related to language, dyslexia and reading ability; will review and critique some of the literature; and will provide suggestions for future research in this area. Dyslexia is variously defined as “…a reading disability that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols” (PubMed Health, 2010) and “children with reading difficulties, whose reading achievement, as measured by individually administered standardized tests … is substantially below the expected level, given the person’s chronological age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education”...
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