British children are more dyslexic than Europeans because English is a more complex language, one expert claims
- The Oxford professor says English creates more dyslexia fields than other languages
- Margaret Snowling says that irregularities in English make it difficult for children to learn
- She said this means that British children are more likely to be diagnosed as dyslexic
The complexity of the English language means that British children are more likely to be diagnosed as dyslexic than their European counterparts, a claim from an expert.
Professor Margaret Snowling, of the University of Oxford, said that English words are relatively irregular in the way the letters and sounds relate.
This makes it easier to see when a child has problems, and as a result, it is more likely that these children will be diagnosed with dyslexia, she said.
Professor Margaret Snowling of Oxford says that because of his irregularities (stock), English leads to more dyslexia questions than other languages
Professor Snowling said at the Hay Festival: & # 39; The number of characters you need to learn and the number of characters to which you link sound or meaning … will determine the degree of learning to read and therefore the chance of dyslexia. & # 39;
As an example, she said the Spanish and Czech languages are more & # 39; regular & # 39; and & # 39; consistent & # 39; are in the way that & # 39; letters and sounds relate & # 39; and that children from those countries learn to read much faster – despite the fact that they usually start learning a year later than British children.
She said that dyslexic children who have this & # 39; more regular & # 39; speak languages & # 39; learn fast to read accurately & # 39; and therefore not get the diagnosis.
Professor Snowling, speaking at the Hay Festival, said that English is more irregular in the way that & # 39; letters and sounds & # 39; relate to other European languages (stock)
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