by Serje RobidouxAs researchers who study dyslexia, we often read articles or overhear conversations that completely misunderstand what dyslexia is – or how it can be treated.Dyslexia is the term used to describe someone with reading difficulties – and it affects up to 10% of Australians.A reader with dyslexia may have difficulty in reading unusual words like Read more
by Eva Marinus and Kevin WheldallIn 2008, a new font designed called “Dyslexie” was labelled “a breakthrough” by the media for reportedly being about to help increase the reading speed of those with dyslexia. It received media attention worldwide. Publishers even announced they were going to publish books in the font.This is despite there being hardly any empirical evidence for Read more
Learning more than one language can be a rewarding experience for children. Being able to communicate means we can relate positively to the people in our lives. Children who use more than one language can understand and relate to a wider range of people in their community and have the ability to express themselves in more than one way.How children learn more than one language at the Read more
1. What is dyslexia?Dyslexia is difficulty with reading accurately and fluently and can also be accompanied by spelling difficulties. Over the last forty years there have been numerous definitions, but they all have common elements: neurobiological basis, difficulties in phonological applications to reading, and difficulties in fluent and accurate reading. The Diagnostic Read more
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