Friday, June 14th, 2013
Here’s another study, based on pretty sophisticated brain imaging that shows that visual system processing and dyslexia are not linked.
While there is little debate that visual processing is important in reading and learning, the evidence piles up that when it comes to dyslexia, the most common cause of reading and spelling problems in children and adults, one should not focus on repair of visual circuitry.
Children without dyslexia appeared to have the same level of visual processing activity as dyslexic kids, when matched by reading level instead of age, they found.
Further, children with dyslexia who received intensive tutoring in reading skills experienced a subsequent increase in visual system activity.