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What is the Double Deficit in Dyslexia?

Published on: 10.Oct.12
You will hear references to the “double deficit” in dyslexics. This is a theory that dyslexics both have a weak phonological awareness (of the sounds in words) and also a poor naming speed rate, when asked to recall words: http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar00/dyslexia.aspx

We see this pattern in a subset of the children we help learn to read. Phonological weakness is very common, but sometimes you can teach a child to decode confidently yet it never becomes automatic and fluent.
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