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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F8 - What Dr. Orton Learned From Patient MP

Nov 10, 2017 8:30am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 9:30am

Standard: $20.00


In a 1925 article, Dr. Samuel Torrey Orton noted that his patient, MP, could not read but had superior powers with regard to visualization and mechanical questions. Dr. Orton asserted that conventional measures of intelligence were not able to assess these superior talents. As modern computer systems and scientific information visualization become more important, the visual skills and talents seen in many dyslexics are becoming increasingly valuable in a rapidly changing global economy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ADULT: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to adults with dyslexia.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate what technological competencies students with language learning disabilities need to master before continuing on into higher education.

Disclosure: Thomas West has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Thomas G. West, M.A., Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, Advisory Board, George Mason University, Prometheus Books, publisher

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