Reading the dyslexic brain

  • December 21, 2010 | Liz

    I don’t know much about dyslexia and was surprised to learn that only 20% of people who have it ever learn to read ‘normally’. But a new study shows scientists may soon be able to spot dyslexic children who find reading hardest and need extra help.

    Researchers scanned the brains of dyslexic children and asked them to read words on a screen. When the scientists looked at the children’s reading ability years later, they found that those children who found it hard to read showed distinctive patterns of brain activity.

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Scientists could use brain scanners to help identify dyslexic children who need more help in learning to read.

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One comment on 'Reading the dyslexic brain'

  1. nathan


    January 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    i have dyslexia i can read perfectly

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