Looking at Dyslexic Brains
Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle are beginning to understand how dyslexic brains work. Dr.Virginia Berninger and Dr. Todd Richards lead a team of researchers whose studies have shown that the brains of children with dyslexia work about five times harder than other children's brains when performing the same language task.
As a result parents of dyslexic children must bear this in mind when doing homework with their children - and give frequent breaks. In addition teachers should reduce homework to a reasonable amount.
Dr Berninger said :
‘People often don't see how hard it is for dyslexic children to do a task that others do so effortlessly. We can't blame the schools or hold teachers accountable for teaching dyslexic children unless both teachers and the schools are given specialized training to deal with these children’ '"