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Posts Tagged ‘dyslexia

Dore research ‘is rubbish’, but I still can’t tell you so

December 17, 2009

The Dore website has been redesigned recently. In the process they seem to have ‘lost’ all mention of the ‘Balsall Common’ study (Reynolds, Nicholson, Hambly, 2003; Reynolds & Nicholson, 2006), which though heavily criticised was the only research on Dore published in a peer-reviewed journal. They also seem to have dropped the various bits […]

DORE shut

May 24, 2008

*updated with info on administrators, Friday 31st May* DORE UK have shut down, officially confirmed. ‘It is with great regret that we have to announce that Dore has been put into the hands of advisors. As a result Dore is closing all of the UK centres which deliver the Dore Programme with immediate effect. We […]

Radio programme on Dyslexia

March 14, 2008

I’ve been listening to a very interesting programme on BBC Radio 4, about dyslexia. There’s some interesting comments from Prof Nicholson (co-author of the ‘Balsall Common’ DORE studies). This particularly discusses the development, uses, and limitations of the ‘Dyslexia Screening Test’ which Prof Nicholson developed, & which is used as a test of progress in […]

DORE breakthrough published in, ummm ‘Leamington Courier’

January 24, 2008

DORE have chosen to distribute their news of a ‘Major Autism Breakthrough’ via the doubtless-estimable Leamington Courier. Now, I’m all for the public understanding of science, and particularly advances in educational psychology, or I wouldn’t be writing this blog. However, publishing science by press-release to local papers first is Not On, particularly when said science […]

DORE talk discuss research critique

January 17, 2008

I’ve been having an interesting & rather heated discussion on the DORE forums (I’m ‘psyduck’) about the infamous Reynolds et al (2003) paper which caused resignations of 5 academics from the board of Dyslexia (several of whom are teaching me this year), & particularly the Bishop (2007) critique. I thought I’d link to the whole […]

Why are DORE so bad at research?

January 14, 2008

When I first heard of DORE, I thought they sounded like a good idea. There is not a lot of research into dyspraxia in particular (which I have), so anything that produces good results would be very welcome. The problem is that they keep publishing papers which are a bit rubbish really, with silly mistakes, […]