New recommendations for treating children with dyslexia

April 5, 2012 3:03:32 PM PDT
Treating children with dyslexia should begin before they learn to read.

Researchers from Italy found that the learning disability may be linked to problems with children's visual attention. They say their findings could lead to earlier diagnosis and new treatments for those with the condition.

Scientists say visual attention deficits are surprisingly way more predictive of future reading disorders than are language abilities at the pre-reading stage. They add, this should force the medical community to change rehabilitation treatments.