By H.N. Levinson
Dyslexia used to be first defined by way of English physicians, Kerr and Morgan, in 1896. curiously, the structural cortical speculation in the beginning proposed by way of Morgan remains to be held in extensive esteem, albeit in somewhat changed varieties. regardless of eighty years of escalating examine efforts and lumps of correspond ing records, there keeps to exist a complicated diagnostic-therapeutic clinical void and riddle during which dyslexics can neither be scientifically exotic from different gradual newcomers nor medically handled; and patho gnomonic medical symptoms stay as elusive as an appropriate neurophysiologic conceptualization. This ebook is the result of a IS-year-Iong look for an answer to the riddle characterizing dyslexia. All of my preliminary makes an attempt at re-exploring the secure previous (cortical, psychogenic, etc.) dyslexic paths and concepts led nowhere. whatever new used to be wanted. young children and adults have been discomfort. Educators and fogeys have been bewildered. solutions have been wanted. the govt. guy dated equivalent schooling for the educational disabled. Clinicians have been ready. And traditionalists remained fixated to the theoretical prior and ignorant of the scientific dyslexic reality.
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B) Man and earth are not centers of the universe, and thus man and his projected image in earth were scientifically "shrunk" to mere specks in the infinite scientific cosmos. " (d) Man and his conscious mental functioning are significantly governed and dominated by unconscious, repressed, animal-like instincts, drives, and motives; and, as a result, he has been forced to accept a most unpleasant fact-that he is not even master in his own house. 3. " 4. " Needless to say, psychotherapists expecting initial gratitude from neurotic patients following analysis of their narcissistic defenses and exposure of their painful, unconscious, past memories of insignificance, helplessness, and vulnerability are indeed naive.
Man's defensive megalomania has been forced to accept a series of scientific blows: (a) The earth is round and not flat, and therefore far larger than man can see and far more complex than his cosmic anxiety will allow him to accept. (b) Man and earth are not centers of the universe, and thus man and his projected image in earth were scientifically "shrunk" to mere specks in the infinite scientific cosmos. " (d) Man and his conscious mental functioning are significantly governed and dominated by unconscious, repressed, animal-like instincts, drives, and motives; and, as a result, he has been forced to accept a most unpleasant fact-that he is not even master in his own house.
As a result of this insight, these symptoms were successfully treated with a combined pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic approach. Although answers to Schiffman's questions initially seemed as remote as did the moon and Martian landings many years ago, in retrospect his questions and their answers now appear minor in number and complexity when compared to the questions and hypotheses raised by the dyslexic studies and patients constituting this book. Dyslexia was initially viewed by the author with a fascinating "childish mystique," and so appeared to be an intriguing, grandiose scientific world unto itself.
A Solution to the Riddle Dyslexia by H.N. Levinson