Key Takeaways

  • Reading models include the logogen model, The Interactive Activation Model, Seidenberg and McClelland model and the Dual-route model.
  • Evidence from reading disorders have shown support for the dual-route model.
  • Patients with surface dyslexia have an inability to read irregularly spelled words.
  • Patients with phonological dyslexia have difficulty with regularly spelled non-words

Exercises in Critical Thinking

Think of how you read words in your language.

  1. Is there a moment when you just know what a word means or do you need time to process it?
  2. Keep track of mistakes you make when you read. Are these grammatical, phonological, or semantic?
  3. Do you make mistakes when you read silently? What about when you are speaking to yourself?


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