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Brain training aids kids with dyslexia

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12:58pm, March 11, 2003

A reading-improvement course for children with dyslexia appears to go to their heads. After completing the course, 20 grade-schoolers diagnosed with this reading disorder not only improved their speech and reading skills, but showed signs of increased activity in key brain areas as they read, according to a study in the Mar. 4 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The children with dyslexia and another 12 kids with no reading problems, all ages 8 to 12, performed daily tasks on a computer for nearly 1 month.

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