Fundamental to this book is an attempt to understand the nature of individual differences in word and nonword reading by connecting three literatures that have developed largely in isolation from one another: the literatures on acquired dyslexia, difficulties in learning to read, and precocious reading.
"I was very impressed by the intellectual precision of the authors and by their scholarship…the book is extremely timely." -- Professor John Morton, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Inroduction. A Framework for Understanding Atypical Reading: Proximal and Distal Causes of Individual Differnces in Reading. Dual-route Model of Reading. Acquired Dyslexia. Learning to Read and its Difficulties. Precocious Reading and Hyperlexia. Commonalities and Conclusions.