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The question of essential differences in developmental dyslexia: A response to Seidenberg, Bruck, Fornarolo, and Backman

  • Maryanne Wolf (a1)


The well-constructed study by Seidenberg, Bruck, Fornarolo, and Backman (Applied Psycholinguistics, 6(2)) is an example of the difficulties that occur when good hypotheses and elegant designs are at variance with the realities of developmental reading disorders. My goal in this essay is to use the Seidenberg et al. study as a kind of informal assessment – both of progress in our approaches to dyslexia and of the significant issues that remain, particularly the impact of varied assumptions about homogeneity in severely impaired readers.


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Maryanne Wolf, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155


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The question of essential differences in developmental dyslexia: A response to Seidenberg, Bruck, Fornarolo, and Backman

  • Maryanne Wolf (a1)


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