At long last, some sense on dyslexia

December 21, 2009 · Filed Under Dyslexia 

Interesting article synthetic phonics certainly help. In the teacher’s defence which I never thought I would stick up for it is more the teaching system that the teachers are asked to teach.

Hurrah for the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. Their verdict that ‘dyslexia’ can’t be distinguished from other reading difficulties gives the game away. It can’t be distinguished because it has no objective, scientific definition. And that is because it doesn’t exist.

What does exist is an awful lot of needlessly incompetent teaching, by teachers who think synthetic phonics (which work) are beneath them. In this argument be warned. Howls of rage are no substitute for hard facts.
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