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Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?

This piece by Daniel T. Willingham is a worthwhile read:

What is dyslexia really?

Dyslexia is a fundamental deficit in the ability to read efficiently.  I cannot emphasize the word efficiently enough, because some people think that dyslexia means a student basically cannot read.  I have evaluated over 500 people with dyslexia and of those only one was essentially not able to read (even though he had a very high IQ).  First, let’s clarify our terms: dyslexia is a term coming out of the educational therapy world to signify a reading deficit.  Concurrently, psychologists use the term Reading Disorder to denote dyslexia; these two conditions are usually synonymous, but not always. (more…)

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