Treatments, Myths, Tools and Tips Related to Dyslexia
Treatment for dyslexia typically consists of reading interventions and other educational tools and strategies. Medications are not used to treat dyslexia.
Scientists are still researching dyslexia to better understand the diagnosis. For example, last year, neuroscience student Emily Finn and her colleagues at the Yale University School of Medicine conducted a whole-brain functional connectivity analysis of dyslexia using functional magnetic resonance imaging. The results were reported in Biological Psychiatry.
Scans of children and adults with dyslexia were compared to typical readers in the same age groups – and there were widespread differences. Dyslexic readers showed decreased connectivity within their visual pathway – as well as between visual and prefrontal regions. They also showed reduced connectivity in the visual word-form area.