Research shows hope for dyslexia. (Update: education news from schools, businesses, research and government agencies).
Researchers at Stanford University reported in an issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences used magnetic resonance imaging to scan the brains of 20 dyslexic children, 8-12 years old, as well as 12 non-dyslexic children. The children performed simple rhyming exercises. The dyslexic children then underwent an eight-week intensive training aimed to help them understand the changing sounds that are the building blocks of language. The dyslexic children's reading skills improved in several tests. And the active areas of their brains changed, becoming much more like that of good readers, research shows.
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|Date:||Jun 1, 2003|
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