Dys­lexia shows up in brains scans at age 4

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - WELLNESS -

Dys­lexia can now be iden­ti­fied us­ing brain scans be­fore chil­dren start school, long be­fore they are la­belled stupid or lazy. Although typ­i­cally di­ag­nosed dur­ing the sec­ond or third grade of school — around the age of 7 or 8 — a team from Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal in Bos­ton said brain scans show signs of the dis­ease in chil­dren as early as 4 and 5. Dyslex­ics strug­gle with read­ing, have poor spell­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fi­culty de­cod­ing words. Early signs in­clude dif­fi­culty with rhyming, mis­pro­nounc­ing words or con­fus­ing sim­i­lar-sound­ing words.

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