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Dyslexic Kids Do Not Detect Stressed Syllables Well While Listening to Words

[Source:  Medical Express]

Dyslexia is not only a problem related to reading; dyslexic children also display impaired prosodic processing—in other words, they struggle to detect stressed syllables. A team of Spanish researchers has shown this feature to be lacking in dyslexia for the first time in Spanish (it has already been demonstrated in English) and highlights the importance of including oral expression activities, as well as reading, to differentiate tone, word stress and intonation.

Regardless of the school level or intelligence of the individual, dyslexia can generate difficulties in correctly and fluently recognizing words, writing without making spelling mistakes and decoding words. The immediate consequences are an effect on written work and reading, which stops dyslexics from naturally developing the necessary vocabulary and memory.
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