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by kenm
Wed Dec 21, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: House of Lords: Dyslexia Debate
Replies: 23
Views: 4908

So, in English-speaking countries 25-40% of children have an inherited brain glitch (dyslexia) ? I presume you are being satirical. My take on this is that some children, exposed to look-say, work out letter-phoneme correspondences for themselves. Others don't, or are discouraged (by poor self-este...
by kenm
Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: List of abbreviations?
Replies: 56
Views: 11931

kenm wrote:the TV programme (on the theme "Is dyslexia imaginary?")
I meant "The Dyslexia Myth", of course.
by kenm
Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: House of Lords: Dyslexia Debate
Replies: 23
Views: 4908

For what it's worth, here's mine: some children find it more difficult to read than others, and (apart from the very obvious factor of the method by which they are taught to read!) the reasons are almost entirely hereditary. These are primarily deficits in various memory functions, but it also invo...
by kenm
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: List of abbreviations?
Replies: 56
Views: 11931

Welcome kenm! Thanks. The ESL and EFL distinction is important to many of us who believe that the texts written for English classes in English speaking countries are unsuited for foreign students in their native countries. All of which has very little to do with RRF, so I apologize for burdening yo...
by kenm
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The ERR research
Replies: 22
Views: 4830

Ken asked--Which States are involved? Short answer. None now.[...] The politics of [...] --acted to close the Lab in 1986. Sad to hear. Who does that sort of work now? The GAP triangle ... That's another I have on my abbreviations file now. Kids' GenLex develops by leaps and bounds from infancy to ...
by kenm
Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The ERR research
Replies: 22
Views: 4830

It's happened again: I'm the "Guest" responding to dickschutz. Why do I keep getting logged out without being told specifically?
by kenm
Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The ERR research
Replies: 22
Views: 4830

[...] SWRL linguists made such a fuss about this that the Lab used onset-rime (beginning sound and ending sound in KidTalk; word elements in EdTalk).[...] Definitions please. SWRL, EdTalk and KidTalk were not defined in this thread, nor were they on any of the lists of abbreviations that I have ext...
by kenm
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexic Gene
Replies: 57
Views: 17604

Sorry about that unattributed post. I am accustomed to a message board that won't let guests post, and since I had not logged out since posting the one before, I thought I was still logged in.
by kenm
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexic Gene
Replies: 57
Views: 17604

Re: Dyslexic Gene

Judy, I don’t believe any child becomes a fluent reader through any Whole Language methodology. Whole Language teaching just gets in the way. Many children learn despite the methodology. They “crack the code” for themselves it just takes longer and 30 per cent plus of children fail because of the c...
by kenm
Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: List of abbreviations?
Replies: 56
Views: 11931

Thanks for all your helpful replies, especially Susan's dealing with the problems I have met already. In principle I agree with Debbie's counsel of perfection, but it is a rule rather easily breached, so having a list, even one incorporated in a thread like this one, is likely to be useful in the fu...
by kenm
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Dyslexia Friendly Schools
Replies: 10
Views: 4095

Having first heard of SP as a result of a TV programme about 2 months ago, that had many experts insisting that there was no significant distinction between dyslexia and substantial reading difficulty, I am intrigued by this survival. What is the view of contributors here? Has dyslexia any validity ...
by kenm
Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: List of abbreviations?
Replies: 56
Views: 11931

List of abbreviations?

I have read a number of interesting threads on this message board since I joined yesterday, most recently the one started by Peter Warner's fascinating reflections on teaching English in Japan. What struck me forcibly in this one was that the experts contributing to this discussion made use of abbre...