'The People Affected by Dyslexia Want Solutions Not Arguments'
Byline: By Madeleine Brindley Western Mail
Claims that dyslexia does not exist have been rubbished by scientists at the forefront of cracking the common learning disorder's genetic code.
A group of influential academics has said that there is no real scientific basis for the term dyslexia.
They claim because the term is often linked to being bright, many parents are anxious their children are labelled dyslexic to excuse their poor reading skills.
And the group has cast doubt on there being a distinct set of dyslexia symptoms, such as reversing letters, poor short-term memory and being clumsy, which characterise the learning disorder.
The controversial ideas will be put forward in a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary on Thursday night.
But Welsh …
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