The Importance Of Interventions On Dyslexia
In the late 19th century medical science believed “word blindness” (the ophthalmology term predating “dyslexia”) was caused by aphasia.
Exceptional Students: As defined by Kirk & Gallagher (1989), “exceptional students” are those who “(differ) from the average or normal (children) in mental characteristics, sensory abilities, communication abilities, social behavior, or physical characteristics.” (p.5) This paper will use this term interchangeably with “dyslexics,” depending on the context.
Individualized Education Program (IEP): An education program, designed and modified for a special-needs child, that deviates from the standard classroom model. IEPs are created by a team of the child’s individual advocates (usually parents/guardians, teachers, and social workers) and are formed to accommodate their unique learning style. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1975), children diagnosed as “disabled” are entitled to an IEP.
Phonology: (noun), the branch of linguistics focused on the study of sounds as they relate to spoken or written