Margaret Byrd Rawson is a pioneer in the field of dyslexia. She inspired several generations of professionals, parents, and students with her lectures, papers, and teacher-training sessions on language and what it means to our lives. This volume is a collection of her writings, which span several decades, and includes some previously unpublished works.
Essays are organized topically rather than chronologically. Part I describes and discusses the concept of dyslexia on both a professional and more personal level. Part II addresses dyslexia and education, with special attention given to pitfalls in language learning and practical pedagogical procedures to remediating shortcomings. Part III discusses the Orton-Gillingham methodology. Part IV presents case studies and positive examples of dyslexic achievement. Part V contains a professional autobiography of Rawson and some philosophical musings on her contributions to the discipline. 286 pages, softcover.