"Recent research led by Bart Boets, of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, indicates that the brains of dyslexics do form accurate neurological representations of language sounds. (This would explain why dyslexics have no trouble understanding spoken language.) When dyslexics go to put together these sounds into words, however, communication between the auditory and language centers of their brains seems to break down. Dyslexia, Mr. Boets and his colleagues say, is a 'disconnection syndrome.' This disconnection makes reading difficult for dyslexic children from the very beginning. Because reading is so hard, they do it less. And because they read less, their brains change less."
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