Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwächen – ein vorübergehendes Phänomen?

In unserer praktischen Arbeit werden wir immer wieder gefragt, ob Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwächen nicht ein vorübergehendes Problem sein könnten. Nach unseren Erfahrungen können wir das mit „JA“ beantworten. Es gibt Lese-Rechtschreib-Schwächen, die durch unterschiedliche Umweltbedingungen begünstigt worden sind – sie bedeuten keine Legasthenie. Aber es stellt sich das Problem der Unterscheidung der Ursachen der verschiedenen Lese-Rechtschreib-Probleme, die... Weiterlesen →

Reading/spelling difficulties may occur more frequently in families

For decades there has been a discussion among experts that dyslexia can occur in the family as a special reading and spelling weakness. Why these difficulties can occur more frequently in the families concerned in the acquisition of written language has not yet been fully clarified scientifically. Adopted behaviour or hereditary predisposition as causes of... Weiterlesen →

From the perspective of an affected person: Are dyslexics really handicapped?

A commentary by Lars Michael Lehmann, dyslexia expert and specialist journalist Yes, I have experienced for myself that dyslexics are regarded as handicapped. In the GDR era, people with learning difficulties in reading and writing were quickly regarded as learning disabled and had to attend an „auxiliary school“. At that time the term „dyslexia“ was... Weiterlesen →