Last refreshed at 08:26 02 September 2005
An training teacher has asserted that dyslexia “does not exist” since it has no legitimate logical basis.
Professor Julian Elliott contends the term is to a great extent an “emotional construct”.
Experts have fizzled to concur what it is, what’s more, being analyzed as dyslexic makes essentially no contrast to the treatment that the person requires, he writes.
Professor Elliott, who educates at Durham University, said poor perusers needed to be called dyslexic since of a “widespread, yet wrong, recognition that dyslexics are by and large mentally bright”.
Writing in the Times Instruction Supplement, he included that after 30 a long time in the field he had “little confidence” in his capacity to analyze it.
“Contrary to claims of ‘miracle cures’ there is no sound, generally acknowledged body of logical work that has appeared there exists any specific educating approach more proper for ‘dyslexic’ youngsters than for other poor readers,” he says.
The English Dyslexia Affiliation said the claims were inflammatory.
The charity’s boss executive, Educator Susan Tresman, said instructive analysts or, on the other hand prepared educators had no issues spotting the condition.
She told the Day by day Mail: “Dyslexia survives as a term since it is a genuine condition. I know of so numerous person cases which totally disprove what he is saying.”
Up to six million Britons are accepted to endure from the mind clutter that upsets perusing what’s more, writing.
Last month Princess Beatrice, 17, talked about how she was analyzed with the condition at the age of seven after battling to read books that her more youthful sister, Eugenie, was managing.