Understanding ‘attention deficit’ in dyslexics could help improve reading

Medical Xpress

Andy Dunne 7/3/14

Attention deficits are part of dyslexia

A new study just published via the journal Neurocase revealed large differences in terms of attention deficits for adults with dyslexia. A prior study found that children with dyslexia experienced greater interference with what the word was, even when they were supposed to ignore the word.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson’s research, there are many and diverse cerebellar determined visual, tracking, directional, phonetic. attention, etc. mechanisms that are clinically found impaired in the reading and non-reading symptoms characterizing dyslexia.

This study among others clearly demonstrates that the traditional definitions of dyslexia tending to blame only one of many mechanisms (i.e., impaired phonetic processing) responsible for the dyslexic reading disorder are significantly incorrect.

About Harold Levinson, M.D.:
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit: http://www.dyslexiaonline.com.

Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24814960

By Harold Levinson, M.D.

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