Dyslexia shows up in brains scans at age 4
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.