Publication Date

1978

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alvino Fantini

Abstract

Developmental Dyslexia is a disorder manifested by difficulty in learning to read, speak, and write, despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence, and socio-cultural opportunity. Although this disorder affects approximately 10% of all school children, it remains unknown to many teachers, especially those in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL). The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the nature of this disorder and the current remedial methods and techniques being used. It also points out some of the discrepancies that exist between theory (the treatment that a child would ideally receive), and reality; this is done by means of two case studies.

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Linguistics | Phonetics and Phonology