By H.N. Levinson
Dyslexia used to be first defined by way of English physicians, Kerr and Morgan, in 1896. curiously, the structural cortical speculation first and foremost proposed by way of Morgan continues to be held in extensive esteem, albeit in just a little transformed varieties. regardless of eighty years of escalating examine efforts and piles of correspond ing facts, there maintains to exist a puzzling diagnostic-therapeutic clinical void and riddle within which dyslexics can neither be scientifically distinctive from different gradual newbies nor medically taken care of; and patho gnomonic medical indicators stay as elusive as an appropriate neurophysiologic conceptualization. This booklet is the end result of a IS-year-Iong look for an answer to the riddle characterizing dyslexia. All of my preliminary makes an attempt at re-exploring the secure outdated (cortical, psychogenic, etc.) dyslexic paths and ideas led nowhere. anything new used to be wanted. teenagers and adults have been anguish. Educators and fogeys have been bewildered. solutions have been wanted. the govt guy dated equivalent schooling for the training disabled. Clinicians have been ready. And traditionalists remained fixated to the theoretical previous and unaware of the medical dyslexic reality.
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Others preferred reading and writing in reclining positions, suggesting the existence of position-dependent sensory-motor reading and writing mechanisms in dyslexia. Some preferred mirror writing, a symptom suggesting a directional determinant to graphomotor functioning. Mirror writing (and spelling) occurred both with and without graphomotor incoordination-indicating the existence of multiple overlapping mechanisms determining the graphomotor output. And oddly enough, mirror writing did not invariably correspond to mirror reading, as was clinically anticipated.
The same thing happens when I dive. That's why I won't go diving anymore. " Another patient stated: "Once when I was scuba diving, I meant to swim up and I was actually going down. I realized I was going the wrong way only because the pressure began to hurt by ears. " For some, even the water's temperature and depth seemed to be important directional symptomatic variables. Disorientation (and/or vertigo) was also clinically observed in some dyslexic children during eyes-closed Romberg testing. Upon opening their eyes, the disorientation and vertigo disappeared.
2-2. The nuclear symptomatic complex in dyslexia and the functional variations and scatter found upon examining a large dyslexic sample. Severe reading disability may be found associated with any combination and intensity of normal versus abnormal writing. spelling, math, memory, directional, speech, and grammatical functioning. Disability Normal 29 Ability worse, and what makes them better? Why do you read slowly and use your finger to point? Why does your writing slant? Why do you tilt your head and paper when you write and draw?
A Solution to the Riddle Dyslexia by H.N. Levinson