Truth about dyslexia

Gentle and thoughtful Cath is on the warpath – and justifiably so.

Some loon (Graham Stringer, MP for Blackley) is trying to deny the existence of dyslexia, a well-evidenced and widespread disorder, using false claims, fallacious reasoning, and other tactics familiar to rational people.

I cannot add anything to her very lucid demolition of his article. I’ll just give a couple of potentially useful links for further reading.

Here’s an international list of Dyslexia research and support organizations that a quick search brought up, in case anyone wants to read further: Dyslexia Parents Resource.

And if you’re from the Blackley area, check out Stringer’s contact info, voting record, etc. on this page.

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2 Responses to “Truth about dyslexia”

  1. konnie Says:

    Interesting post. I agree with you totally. On another aspect, my take is that child development during the early stages is extremely important and no parent should ever forget that.

  2. Timothy Mills Says:

    Just a follow-up – I noticed an article in today’s Metro that led to a web search which revealed the following:Sir Jackie Stewart, a former Formula 1 racecar driver, has dyslexia. He is responding to Stringer’s lunacy in a very constructive way – by educating people.Here’s an older news item, and a video interview too, for further info on Jackie Stewart’s activities for dyslexia awareness.

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