Skip to comments.Dyslexia 'is just a middle-class way to hide stupidity'
Posted on 05/29/2007 3:55:31 AM PDT by mek1959
Dyslexia is a social fig leaf used by middle-class parents who fear their children will be labelled as low achievers, a professor has claimed.
Julian Elliott, a leading educational psychologist at Durham University, says he has found no evidence to identify dyslexia as a medical condition after more than 30 years of research.
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So General Patton was stupid......
and I think Churchill was too...
you can tell them, ok.
IF this is true, then one would assume that dyslexia could be corrected through special teaching methods.
Thank Dog I’m not dyslexic.
I thought Nelson Rockefeller was dyslexic. He may have been stupid (but I doubt it) but he wasn’t middle class.
“So General Patton was stupid......
and I think Churchill was too...
you can tell them, ok.”
I think the subtext of this article is referring to Bush...
There are times when I do misread things. See words that are not there.
I’m not dyslexic, I just can’t lleps.
It’s terrible having dyslexia. Take it from someone who accidentally sold their soul to Santa.
It’s a bunch of bunk for others to feed off of via “special programs” at YOUR expense. It’s an industry designed to siphon money off STUPID PEOPLE!
Must be a lib thing then...everything is about Bush....
But didnt Bush get better grades than Algore?
Maybe Algore is a Moron...
Dyslexia, for one thing, is often linked with the style of reading instruction. Phonics is a good way to teach people to see and understand each part of the word. Rates of dyslexia go down. But Whole Language teaches people to swallow the shape of the word and then pronounce it. Rates of Dyslexia go up.
According to Professor Elliott, dyslexic university students are gaining an unfair advantage by getting extra time for their studies and many are getting diagnosed simply to get up to £10,000 worth of equipment including laptops and extra books.
University lecturers have complained about students “milking the system” by pretending they have the condition.
One lecturer who teaches in the South-East said:
“On one degree course I teach, about one quarter of the students get help with their coursework and other assistance because they have this label. You become quite cynical.”
The number of students who receive disability allowances at university has risen to a record 35,500 at a cost of £78.4million a year.
> Dyslexia is a social fig leaf used by middle-class parents who fear their children will be labelled as low achievers, a professor has claimed.
Dyslexia is very much a real phenomenon, as is ADHD. Neither is a handicap, as both my brother and I can attest. They have absolutely nothing to do with intelligence or achievement potential. They are merely inconvenient for standard teaching methodologies.
In this country, college kids will often seek a ADD or ADHD diagnosis so they can be prescribed Ritalin...which they then sell to the other college students. It’s evidently a great for “cramming” for exams, etc.
> IF this is true, then one would assume that dyslexia could be corrected through special teaching methods.
Whatever happened to that perfect word, “underachiever”?
If I hadn’t been slapped with that in the third grade, I’d probably still be slaking off.
The reseracher has no cule about dylsexics.
Great men are not great because of the things that are easy for them, but for the things which are hard for them that they do anyway.
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