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Dyslexia and Balance

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One study tested 94 children with a familial risk of dyslexia comparing them to 85 children without a risk of dyslexia. The results showed that children with a risk of dyslexia had more problems with balance and reading.

Testing indicated that attention, IQ, hyperactivity and motor functioning were not related to balance problems although attention and IQ were related to reading speed. The researchers concluded that balance problems alone do not produce reading difficulties and that perhaps there is a genetic mechanism between balance and reading problems (Viholainen et al, 2011).

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