Dyslexia (neuropsychological)

Anne Castles*, Gregor M T McLean, Genevieve McArthur

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In this article, we review research into the underlying deficits associated with the failure to learn to read normally, or developmental dyslexia. We focus on the heterogeneity within this broad category of disorder and on the relationship between the proposed deficits and the acquisition of specific kinds of reading skill. We also distinguish between 'high-level' cognitive or language deficits associated with developmental dyslexia and 'low-level' perceptual or neurological deficits.We conclude that the mixed and sometimes contradictory sets of findings associated with most of the proposed deficits reveal something important: that there is no single cause of developmental dyslexia and that it is likely that multiple causes interact in complex ways to impair reading acquisition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-432
Number of pages7
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


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