Dyslexia and deaf children

Autor/a: HERMAN, Rosalind; ROY, P.; KYLE, F.E.
Año: 2013
Editorial: British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (Newsletter, May 2013) pp. 47-48
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación, Educación » Aspectos psicológicos y cognitivos


Literacy difficulties are more widespread among deaf children than hearing children, but reasons for their problems differ. Hearing children are likely to be described as dyslexic and once diagnosed, can benefit from specialist support, whereas for deaf children, their hearing difficulties are seen as primary. Given the genetic basis of dyslexia (Pennington & Olson, 2005), it is probable that some deaf readers will be affected and indeed teachers often suspect this is the case. However, it is complicated to tease apart the nature of deaf children’s reading difficulties be cause so many have delays in reading.