Supporting Chinese learners with developmental dyslexia

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Abstract

Research on developmental dyslexia will be briefly reviewed through examining its historical origin, discussing various issues in definitions, summarizing and by highlighting some of the most important work on the neurological and cognitive basis of dyslexia. By introducing developmental dyslexia in different languages, including the Chinese language, dyslexia in different cognitive deficits is differentially prominent in different language settings. The cognitive characteristics of dyslexia and its manifestations will be discussed. The recent progress on studying the cognitive deficits of children with developmental dyslexia in Hong Kong and the development of assessment instruments for the identification of dyslexia will help to provide an optimistic foundation for further research. The need for translating research into evidence-based practice in developing intervention programs and focusing on the need for enhanced instructions for Hong Kong children with dyslexia will be discussed. Copyright © 2008 Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCatering for learners with diverse needs: An Asia-Pacific focus: Marden professional development program
EditorsChris FORLIN
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong Institute of Education, Dept. of Educational Psychology, Counselling and Learning Needs
Pages61-70
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Citation

Chung, K. K. H. (2008). Supporting Chinese learners with developmental dyslexia. In C. Forlin (Ed.), Catering for learners with diverse needs: An Asia-Pacific focus: Marden professional development program (pp. 61-70). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education, Dept. of Educational Psychology, Counselling and Learning Needs.

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