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 →

A dyslexia test must not be used as a certificate of convenience

Some people think they have a reading and spelling weakness confirmed so that they can sit back and relax. Some personal problems are then projected onto the dyslexia, which is not connected to it at all. It’s about psychological problems that can show up in social behaviour. A person with dyslexia can promote psychological problems... Weiterlesen →

Good upbringing lays the foundation for coping with reading/spelling weakness

Our education dictates who we become and what we do (Parens, 2017). This is the title of an essay by Prof. Henri Parens, MD of Thomas Jefferson University, published in the book "Bindung und emotionale Gewalt" ("Binding and Emotional Violence") by the well-known researcher Karl Heinz Brisch. Weiterlesen →