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by elsiep
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study
Replies: 7
Views: 8806

Re: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study

This illustrates the drawbacks of research showing correlations. pjay isn't dyslexic but has scotopic sensitivity. It doesn't follow that children who also have scotopic sensitivity don't also have difficulties with reading. Or that they don't have other visual impairments that might contribute to t...
by elsiep
Wed May 27, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study
Replies: 7
Views: 8806

Re: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study

How right that teacher is. The job isn't done until the exact nature of the problem has been identified and addressed with the most appropriate solution (s).
by elsiep
Mon May 25, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study
Replies: 7
Views: 8806

Re: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study

Thank you!

So the 'dyslexia' bar was set quite high - 3% instead of 10-15% - and the incidence of ophthalmic anomalies increased from 10% to 16% within that group. Maybe not significant but still there. Not quite the impression the press release gave.


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by elsiep
Mon May 25, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study
Replies: 7
Views: 8806

Re: Dyslexia not linked to eyesight, says study

Does anyone have a link to this paper? The New Scientist link didn't work.

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by elsiep
Sun May 24, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

We're are both entitled to our opinions, but I'm not advocating the government require a particular approach to pedagogy because I happen to interpret the evidence in one way rather than another. So your objection to the requirement for SP to be taught is that some people are, in your opinion, maki...
by elsiep
Sun May 24, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

We have no idea. Children generally want to communicate. We know that. It would be interesting to find out if it's an innate desire or whether it's one that develops. But I can't see why that distinction is important enough to justify speculating about it. The distinction is important in this conte...
by elsiep
Sun May 24, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

FEtutor wrote:Harry?
I was commenting on Harry Fletcher-Wood's blogpost http://improvingteaching.co.uk/2015/05/ ... ould-know/


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by elsiep
Sat May 23, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Because the distinction is speculative. You're guessing which is which. If you want to do that as a layperson, that's up to you. But we're not talking about 'laypersons' here; we're talking about teachers using this distinction to frame their pedagogy and national educational policy. Once we ventur...
by elsiep
Sat May 23, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Thanks for your repy, elsiep. Can I ask, have you read Diane McGuinness's more recent books, Language Development and Learning to Read (2005) and Early Literacy Instruction (2004)? I've read Growing a Reader from Birth , which didn't appear to change the message from 1997. What I meant about how th...
by elsiep
Fri May 22, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

From a cognitive perspective, the only difference between speaking and reading is that reading is a lot more complex, What evidence do you have for that? A comparison of the developmenrt of computer programs for optical character recognition and for spoken language recognition suggest that understa...
by elsiep
Fri May 22, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

That's a very interesting blog. I'm not sure that is necessary either to know exactly how the brain works in relation to reading etc to be able to come up with a jolly good method of teaching reading, which synthetic phonics is, and teaching people to learn to "read whole words" is a very poor one,...
by elsiep
Fri May 22, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?
Replies: 17
Views: 12416

Re: Fair criticism of SP practitioner theory by Elsiep?

Hi Maizie What I meant about how the brain works is explanations such as Diane McGuinness’s in “Why Children Can’t Read” about the development of phonemic awareness (pp.180-183). McGuinness conflates the ability to pre-consciously detect and discriminate between phonemes with the ability to do it co...
by elsiep
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ofsted
Replies: 4
Views: 3878

Re: Ofsted

Depends who that someone is and what criteria they are using.


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by elsiep
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ofsted
Replies: 4
Views: 3878

Re: Ofsted

Unfortunately reliability isn't the same as validity.


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by elsiep
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Other strategies' for word identification
Replies: 50
Views: 25961

Re: 'Other strategies' for word identification

I was just wondering about the fact that his research showed that people did use an 'envelope' when looking at visual images - whether they were houses or words.

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