Monday, August 8, 2011

More Insights Into Dyslexia Emerge

How people with dyslexia hear language may be more important than previously realized, the New York Times reported on August 1. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that individuals with dyxlexia have more trouble understanding speech than those without dyslexia. The researchers also learned that spoken language deficiencies persist even when people with dyslexia learn to read well.

And thanks to a large population study, evidence has become more compelling that two particular genes contribute to dyslexia. The link between dyslexia and one of these genes was even stronger when subjects had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or a developmental language disorder as well as dyslexia.

More information about this study can be found in Psychiatric News at

And more information about dyslexia in general can be found in a book published by American Psychiatric Publishing called Learning Disabilities - Implications for Psychiatric Treatment. See

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