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Worried mothers? Gender, class and the origins of the 'dyslexia myth'

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The 'dyslexia debate' continues to attract attention. Recent years have seen a spike in critics claiming that dyslexia is no more than a myth. Such views have received widespread coverage in the media and elsewhere, and been met with a series of counter-arguments by the dyslexia community. Missing from the debate, however, is a historical perspective. In this article, the origins of the modern dyslexia movement are explored, casting light on three key tenets of the dyslexia myth: dyslexia's p...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9254-8732
Publisher:
Oral History Society
Journal:
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Volume:
47
Issue:
1
Pages:
92–104
Publication date:
2019-04-01
Acceptance date:
2018-09-23
ISSN:
0143-0955
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:921382
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uuid:6e177352-6dc7-4c34-8d90-4fcb75528871
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pubs:921382
Source identifiers:
921382
Deposit date:
2018-09-24

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