This is a classic edition of Andrew Ellis' acclaimed introduction to the scientific study of reading, writing and dyslexia, which now includes a new introduction from the author. The book describes the remarkable skills of reading and writing - how we acquire them, how we exercise them as skilled readers and writers, and what can go wrong with them in childhood disorders or as a result of brain damage. The new introduction reflects on some key research developments since the book was first published.
Reading, Writing and Dyslexia is an engaging introduction to the field which is still completely relevant to today's readers. It will remain essential reading for all students of psychology and education, whilst also being accessible to parents and teachers.
Andrew W. Ellis is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of York, UK. Reading, Writing and Dyslexia was the first title published by Psychology Press in 1984, and was followed by Human Cognitive Neuropsychology (with Andy Young) and The Psychology of Language and Communication (with Geoffrey Beattie). He was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Introduction 1. Written Language 2. Skilled Word Recognition 3. Models of Word Recognition 4. The Acquired Dyslexias 5. Words in Combinations 6. Writing and Spelling 7. Learning to Read and Write 8.Developmental Disorders of Reading and Writing References Author Index Subject Index