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Is that why we don’t read much any more?


I had been wondering, why reading gets more and more sidelined. Even the books that the kids like to read are in diary form, different fonts, cartoons, snippets. All of them seem to need a much shorter attention span than getting absorbed into a novel.



Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

2 thoughts on “Is that why we don’t read much any more?

  1. lol at the comic. Diary form does seem to be gaining a lot more popular. The other day, a friend was talking about AD and our short attention span. He blamed the internet because as we read an article, we end up clicking on links within the article and read the other article before finishing the original one. Then we either try to go back or we continue clicking on links and just can’t pay attention to a single post/article.

    One of the places I’m freelance writing for requires us to have a bunch of small paragraphs because of the short attention span. And divide them up by images here and there.

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