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Dyslexia as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder and What Makes It Different from a Chess Disorder


FragaGonzález, Gorka; Karipidis, Iliana I; Tijms, Jurgen (2018). Dyslexia as a Neurodevelopmental Disorder and What Makes It Different from a Chess Disorder. Brain Sciences, 8(10):E189.

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The convenience of referring to dyslexia as a neurodevelopmental disorder has been repeatedly brought into question. In this opinion article, we argue in favor of the current diagnosis of dyslexia based on the criteria of harm and dysfunction. We discuss the favorable clinical and educational outcomes of a neuroscience-informed approach of dyslexia as a disorder. Furthermore, we discuss insights derived from neuroimaging studies and their importance to address problems related to developmental dyslexia.

Abstract

The convenience of referring to dyslexia as a neurodevelopmental disorder has been repeatedly brought into question. In this opinion article, we argue in favor of the current diagnosis of dyslexia based on the criteria of harm and dysfunction. We discuss the favorable clinical and educational outcomes of a neuroscience-informed approach of dyslexia as a disorder. Furthermore, we discuss insights derived from neuroimaging studies and their importance to address problems related to developmental dyslexia.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
04 Faculty of Medicine > Neuroscience Center Zurich
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:19 October 2018
Deposited On:21 Feb 2019 15:14
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:16
Publisher:MDPI Publishing
ISSN:2076-3425
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci8100189
PubMed ID:30347764

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