New study concludes that "language is designed to optimize motor action, but its knowledge consists of principles that are disembodied and potentially abstract." According to Albert Galaburda, co-author on the paper, the implications for LBLDs is "whether dyslexics have a primary disorder of grammar, or a primary disorder of experience with language, as in poor perception of speech reaching their ears when babies." See "Language Study Offers New Twist on Mind-Body Connection" in Medical News Today.
Ten Obvious Truths About Educating Kids That Keep Getting Ignored. The Washington Post reprints Alfie Kohn's wise words.
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