Unit 1 Quiz

The nature of dyslexia

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Which of the statements concerning definition of dyslexia is true?


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Which of the statements is true?

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Word-reading difficulties can be the result of …





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What are the non-linguistic problems experienced by individuals with dyslexia?





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Which of the statements is true?

    1) Smart people cannot have dyslexia
    2) If a child finds learning to read and spell challenging, he/she has dyslexia


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Which of these are NOT found among causes of dyslexia?





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Dyslexia is a Learning Difficulty, which primarily manifests itself in difficulties with (decoding), writing and (encoding). These literacy difficulties are often unexpected as the students might do well in other school subjects and they might have received effective classroom instruction on literacy skills. The main reason for dyslexic difficulties is reduced awareness.


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The mainstream position in dyslexia research is that, at the cognitive level, the cause of dyslexia is poor...


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Dyslexia is caused by


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Which of these statements rightly characterises dyslexia?

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Which of these may help learners with dyslexia learn better in the classroom?

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Which of these is not characteristic of dyslexia?


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Which of the statements is false?

    1) Individuals with dyslexia cannot perform well in school
    2) Dyslexia is a disease

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Dyslexia can be - children born in families with the history of dyslexic difficulties are likely to have dyslexia. Problems caused by dyslexia are not only limited to difficulties with acquiring literacy. Individuals with dyslexia often have short span, they experience problems with new knowledge and with gross and fine skills.


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Reading difficulties caused by dyslexia…






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