Dyslexia still a blight for kids, despite treatment advances

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Despite advances in medical treatments for dyslexia over the past five years, not enough is being done to understand the causes of the condition to help kids struggling to read, concludes a seminarpublished online in The Lancet today.

Most children are only diagnosed with dyslexia after they have experienced serious difficulties in school, at a time when it is much harder for them to master new skills, and this could be thwarting their ability to fully realise their potential, say the authors.

“Professionals should not wait until children are formally diagnosed with dyslexia or experience repeated failures before implementation of reading treatment, because remediation is less effective than early intervention”, explain Robin Peterson and Bruce Pennington from the University of Denver in Colorado, USA.

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