Reading and its Difficulties: A Physiological Study

Reading and its Difficulties: A Physiological Study by M. D. Vernon

Title: Reading and its Difficulties: A Physiological Study
Author: M. D. Vernon
ISBN10: 052108217X
ISBN13: 978-0521082174
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1St Edition edition (September 24, 1971)
Language: English
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
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Pages: 220 pages
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Reading and its Difficulties: A Physiological Study by M. D. Vernon


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Originally published in 1971, this book constitutes a scientific enquiry into the basis of reading, and dyslexia. Professor Vernon considers visual perception, reasoning, motivation, and outlines work in psycholinguistics in order to define the basic psychological processes involved in learning to read. She also discusses the problem of specific developmental dyslexia, and concludes that the basic deficiency may lie in the processes of conceptual reasoning between the sequence of printed and 'sounded' letters. A fundamental disfunction of the brain is also seen as a possibility. She stresses the importance of early recognition and remedial treatment of reading difficulties, since these may be alleviated, if not entirely overcome, by suitable treatment.