Chapter 8. A Causal Analysis of Dyslexia

  1. John Morton

Published Online: 4 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773307.ch8

Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach

Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach

How to Cite

Morton, J. (2004) A Causal Analysis of Dyslexia, in Understanding Developmental Disorders: A Causal Modelling Approach, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773307.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631187578

Online ISBN: 9780470773307

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Keywords:

  • dyslexia;
  • causal modelling;
  • cognitive deficits;
  • decoding;
  • developmental language

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The dyslexia debate: Is there such a thing as dyslexia

  • The discrepancy definition of specific reading disability

  • Towards a cognitive definition

  • An X-type causal model of dyslexia

  • Competing theories of dyslexia

  • Non-biological causes

  • Other biological causes of reading failure

  • How do we sort among the options

  • The relationship between acquired and developmental dyslexia

  • A theoretical update