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Response to Clash City Rocker (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2020, 07:23 PM

1. Somebody is a jolly, the longest Guardian

article I've ever read, and there have been many. Topic, dyslexia, Lol. The irony.

Plenty of worthwhile points are made, esp. about differences in definitions and degrees of reading difficulties. Thanks for posting this one. Many of the sharpest and brightest people I've ever known, in various fields are not avid readers. OTOH, two of the most dishonest, non empathic people I've been with are heavy readers and highly literate.
> (snip). But in the 80s, research started coming out which suggested that your IQ had no bearing on your ability to read or write. (One of the first critiques of the discrepancy model was published in 1980, and further papers debunking the model were published throughout the 90s.) Intelligence and reading ability weren’t connected, meaning that dyslexia could no longer be defined as a condition that affected only bright children who struggled to read. Anyone, with any level of intelligence, could be dyslexic.


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