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Study: Intervention for dyslexia should start as early as preschool

from The Seattle Times

As early as first grade, dyslexic readers can have much lower reading scores and verbal IQs compared with typical readers, suggesting that earlier intervention is needed to help students from falling behind, according to study recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The researchers — from Yale University and the University of California, Davis — found that the gap between dyslexic and typical readers, which often shows up in elementary school, persisted into adolescence. The study found that the gap didn't increase over time, but instead was already present when students were in first grade. more

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