A Neuropsychological Technique for Training Dyslexics,
published Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1977, vol. 10, #1, ---Dorothy van den Honert

The author, searching for possible neurological anomalies behind a learning disability, came upon the theory that faulty lateralization is implicated in reading difficulties. This paper is an account of her efforts to induce pupils to use primarily the left hemisphere in learning to read, and of some of the results.

The New England Journal of Medicine/Letters,
published Dec. 31, 1987, ---Dorothy van den Honert

The Science - Education Gap
---Dorothy van den Honert
Is The Corpus Callosum the Missing Link in Dyslexia?
---Dorothy van den Honert

The corpus callosum has three main functions: to act as a bridge between the hemispheres, transferring signals from one side to the other, to allocate neural space in the proper location for processing, and to control arousal and sustained attention during processing. In dyslexia, the corpus callosum is a slow transmitter of information. In addition, verbal input is not allocated to the angular gyrus where it ought to be, and focus and sustained attention are notoriously weak. Finally, a teaching method that by-passes the corpus callosum gives dramatic results in the dyslectic student. The author suggests that these facts imply that a faulty corpus callosum is a crucial component of the source of dyslexia.

Tracking Down the Roots of Dyslexia
---Newsweek, March 1998

Tracing the Brain's Reading Network
---Science News, March 1998

 

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