By H.N. Levinson
Dyslexia was once first defined by way of English physicians, Kerr and Morgan, in 1896. curiously, the structural cortical speculation firstly proposed by means of Morgan remains to be held in large esteem, albeit in a little converted types. regardless of eighty years of escalating study efforts and lumps of correspond ing data, there keeps to exist a puzzling diagnostic-therapeutic scientific void and riddle during which dyslexics can neither be scientifically uncommon from different sluggish rookies nor medically taken care of; and patho gnomonic medical indicators stay as elusive as an appropriate neurophysiologic conceptualization. This e-book 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 previous (cortical, psychogenic, etc.) dyslexic paths and concepts led nowhere. whatever new was once wanted. youngsters and adults have been anguish. Educators and oldsters 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 earlier and unaware of the medical dyslexic reality.
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C) The multiplication ability of a 10year-old dyslexic. The numbers are occasionally poorly formed and the column alignment drifts to the right. Needless to say, graphomotor and spatial incoordination may result in careless errors, despite superior conceptual and memory ability. , the right hand is the one currently experienced as stronger, or the one remembered as having sustained a painful past injury, or the one visualized as holding a pencil or throwing a ball. Occasionall y, dyslexics were considered to be negativistic on the basis of their hesitant, ambivalent, and anxiety-laden avoidance of handshaking and/or eye contact.
Is this c-v GOnceptualization of directional and placement functioning not in harmony with (I) von UexkulI's (1957) view that the three semicircular canals determine three-dimensional operational space by acting as a kinesthetically guided navigational compass with significant memory capability and (2) Sir John Eccles's (1973) observations indicating that "the computational machinery of the cerebellum is engaged in a continuous on-going correction of movements in much the same way as occurs for a target-finding missile"?
Derived new insights into the role of the cerebellum as a dynamic sensory-motor filter that modulates foreground/background, conscious/ nonconscious, and motion sickness mechanisms; 13. postulated that the dyslexic disorder is analogous to a subclinical form of c-v-induced motion sickness, and demonstrated the therapeutic efficacy of the anti-motion sickness medications in improving dyslexic symptomatology; 14. developed new pedagogic, neurophysiologic, and psychotherapeutic methods of facilitating compensatory processes and minimizing emotional and educational traumatization and scarring; 15.