Developmental Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

V. Molfese, D. Molfese, A. Molnar, J. Beswick

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Developmental dyslexia and developmental dysgraphia are learning disabilities of reading and writing arising during the normal course of development despite adequate learning, instructional opportunities, and intelligence. Research has yielded much information on the different ways in which differences in abilities are seen in children's reading and writing behaviors. There are different theories of the causes and consequences of dyslexia and dysgraphia. Recent research in genetics, brain imaging and brain processing, and behavioral sciences supports a link between reading and writing skills and specific linguistic skills. This research is informing intervention and instructional treatments for children with and without disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Language & Linguistics
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080448541
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Developmental Dysgraphia
  • Developmental Dyslexia
  • Morphological Skills
  • Orthographic Skills
  • Phonological Skills
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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