The APA Committee has listened! Dyslexia as an official diagnosis will STAY in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM V) which is the common guideline for physicians, psychologists, and other health professionals. This is important because it will lessen the likelihood that dyslexia as a distinct entity will be absorbed into more non-specific terms.
The more training professionals and teachers receive re: dyslexia, the better for specific support and remediation.
Excerpt: “The now familiar term “Asperger’s disorder” is being dropped. And abnormally bad and frequent temper tantrums will be given a scientific-sounding diagnosis called DMDD. But “dyslexia” and other learning disorders remain…”
See on www.newser.com