Helping Children with Dyslexia Read

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By Molly Clifton

Researchers at Northwestern University are making progress helping children with dyslexia by improving their hearing.

Many children with the learning disorder have difficulty reading.

Researchers discovered with the best readers, the brain interprets sounds very consistently.

But with the poorest readers it was much less consistent.

Scientists gave children with reading problems listening devices which transmitted the teacher's voice directly into the student's ear.

Within a year, the child's reading improved.
 



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