International Case Studies of Dyslexia

Edited by Peggy L. Anderson, Regine Meier-Hedde

© 2011 – Routledge

346 pages

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About the Book

Dyslexia is a disability that exists in all countries that have high expectations for literacy. The inability to read in spite of normal intellectual potential represents one of the most puzzling educational challenges for literate societies, regardless of the culture or language. This book examines medical, psychological, educational, and sociological data from comprehensive case studies of preteen dyslexic children, in order to profile the disability as it occurs in seventeen different nations. Interviews with the children and their parents reveal how children with dyslexia are identified and treated around the world, and provide a look at various perceptions of dyslexia and its challenges. Researchers and practitioners in education, psychology, and health-related professions will find this case book to be an excellent reference. Parents of children with dyslexia will find the advocacy recommendations helpful.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Study Peggy L. Anderson and Regine Meier-Hedde 2. Felix, a Case Study of Dyslexia in France Gilles Leloup and Liliane Sprenger-Charolles 3. Hassan, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Egypt Soad A. Shahin 4. Ka-ho, a Case Study of Dyslexia in China Steven S. W. Chu, Kevin K. H. Chung and Fuk-chuen Ho 5. Percy, a Case Study of Dyslexia in India Sunil Karande and Rukhshana F. Sholapurwala 6. Johan, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Sweden Gunnel Ingesson 7. Alon, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Israel Talya Gur and David Share 8. Jacob, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Canada Ronald W. Stringer, Barbara Bobrow and Brenda Linn 9. Christian, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Germany Regine Meier-Hedde 10. Jankó, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Hungary Éva Gyarmathy 11. Xavi, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Spain Rosa Maria González Seijas 12. João, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Brazil Simone Aparecida Capellini, Giseli Donadon Germano, Fabio Henrique Pinheiro, Maria Dalva Lourencetti, Lara Cristina Antunes dos Santos and Niura Aparecida de Moura Ribeiro Padula 13. Yiannis, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Greece Christos Skaloumbakas 14. Taku, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Japan Akira Uno and Jun Yamada 15. Vicente, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Chile Arturo Pinto Guevara 16. Gwyn, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Australia Christina E. van Kraayenoord 17. Valeriy, a Case Study of Dyslexia in Russia Olga Borisovna Inshakova and Maria Arkhipova 18. Jim, a Case Study of Dyslexia in the United States Peggy L. Anderson 19. Cross-Case Analysis and Reflection Peggy L. Anderson and Regine Meier-Hedde. Appendix: Interview Protocol

About the Editors

Peggy L. Anderson is Professor of Special Education at the Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Regine Meier-Hedde is a dyslexia therapist in private practice in Hamburg, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU026000
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDU026020
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities