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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140997
eISBN:
9780262280662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Dyslexia research has made dramatic progress since the mid-1980s. Once discounted as a “middle-class myth,” dyslexia is now the subject of a complex—and confusing—body of theoretical and empirical ... More


Dyslexia and the Cerebellum

Roderick I. Nicolson and Angela J. Fawcett

in Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140997
eISBN:
9780262280662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter focuses on brain-based explanation of dyslexia in terms of abnormal cerebellar function. It begins with some details on the neuranatomy of the cerebellum and then considers the role of ... More


Theoretical Explanations of Developmental Dyslexia

Roderick I. Nicolson and Angela J. Fawcett

in Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140997
eISBN:
9780262280662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter provides a brief overview of the major theories of the underlying causes of developmental dyslexia. First, it presents three cognitive level explanations: the phonological deficit ... More


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