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Dyslexia Study In Science Highlights The Impact Of English, French, And Italian Writing Systems

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March 16, 2001
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Do the brains of dyslexics across different languages have different processing problems? By studying adult dyslexics across three language groups--French, Italian, and English--an International research team, directed by Professor Eraldo Paulesu, University of Milan Bicocca, has found that this is not the case.

Dyslexia is increasingly believed to be a disorder that has a genetic and biological origin; a deficit in phonological (language sound) processing is thought to be the causal link between brain abnormality and reading difficulties. However, it is an established fact that countries that have a more complex or irregular system of writing, or orthography, have a higher incidence of dyslexia, for example, a study of the prevalence of dyslexia in 10-year-old children in Italy was found to be half that of the USA.


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