Chapter 9. Quantifying Exceptionality: Issues in the Psychological Assessment of Dyslexia

  1. Gerald Hales PhD
  1. Martin Turner

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470699072.ch9

Dyslexia Matters: A Celebratory Contributed Volume to Honour Professor T.R. Miles

Dyslexia Matters: A Celebratory Contributed Volume to Honour Professor T.R. Miles

How to Cite

Turner, M. (2008) Quantifying Exceptionality: Issues in the Psychological Assessment of Dyslexia, in Dyslexia Matters: A Celebratory Contributed Volume to Honour Professor T.R. Miles (ed G. Hales), Whurr Publishers Ltd, London, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470699072.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781897635117

Online ISBN: 9780470699072

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Keywords:

  • psychometric approach;
  • psychometric methods;
  • differential psychology;
  • dyslexia;
  • cognitive level

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dyslexia: A Cognitive Deficit

  • The Individual and the Curriculum

  • Emotional Development and the Direction of Causality

  • Assessment Frames of Reference

  • Use of the Discrepancy Definition

  • New Testing Resources

  • From Measurement to Skilled Inference

  • A Methodology for Diagnosis

  • Levels of Interpretation

  • Normative Differentiation of the Sexes

  • Inclusive Definitions

  • Conclusion: The Reading Sequence