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Dore’s dyslexia cure bites the dsut!
Posted: 29 May 2008 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]
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One quack down, oh so many, many more to go. From the Times Online:

Millionaire Wynford Dore pulls plug on his dyslexia cure

A company selling a secret, miracle cure for dyslexia has collapsed unexpectedly, leaving thousands of parents and staff out of pocket. The company continued to take advance payments for its quack treatment right up until it closed.

The Dore Clinic, operated a world-wide chain of outlets that provided an exercise-based treatment for dyslexia. Despite being regularly ridiculed by critics for its lack of convincing evidence, desperate parents lined up to pay

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Posted: 29 May 2008 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Dyslexics of the world, untie!

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Posted: 29 May 2008 03:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Dyslexics rule, K.O.

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Posted: 29 May 2008 08:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Aren’t there already good treatment for dyslexia without resorting to quacks?

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Posted: 30 May 2008 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Not really. The condition isn’t curable and the best approach is usually specialist education and lots of practice. When I was going through school, my teachers though the best approach was to shout at me in class, and call me a number of inventive synonyms for stupid, for frequently getting my b’s, d’s, p’s and q’s mixed up. So this counts as a marked advance.

Fortunately, I enjoyed reading enough to do a lot of it on my own, and came up with my own ‘rules’ for remembering which way round the letters went.

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Posted: 30 May 2008 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I have trouble seeing numbers…
Thus, I am very bad in Math..

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Posted: 30 May 2008 09:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Magnoire La Chouette - 30 May 2008 12:43 PM

I have trouble seeing numbers…
Thus, I am very bad in Math..

Dysnumia?

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Posted: 30 May 2008 09:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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cindik - 30 May 2008 01:09 PM
Magnoire La Chouette - 30 May 2008 12:43 PM

I have trouble seeing numbers…
Thus, I am very bad in Math..

Dysnumia?

Is that what it’s called?

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Posted: 30 May 2008 09:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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That’s what my learning and cognition professor called it.

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Posted: 31 May 2008 12:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I hate to say it, but your prof. has the wrong term - it’s dyscalculia.

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Posted: 31 May 2008 04:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Smerk - 31 May 2008 04:46 AM

I hate to say it, but your prof. has the wrong term - it’s dyscalculia.

Sort of.

If it’s a problem with the numbers themselves, it’s dysnumia. Dyscalculia is specific to the math.

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Posted: 31 May 2008 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Cindik’s professor is right, if slightly behind the times. Dysnumia was the reduced (or lack of) ability to distinguish between, or manipulate, numbers, but the term is strongly deprecated as it is too similar to dysnomia (reduced ability to distinguish words and meanings),

Nowadays, dyslexia is usually employed for a lessened ability to recognise either letters or numbers, and dyscalculia is used for the inability to manipulate (rather than recognise) numbers.

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