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Games that Train Attention May Remediate Reading Disabilities

[Source: Special Ed Post]
by Dave Owen
While the contention that video games are bad for kids is slowly, stubbornly slipping from the public conscious, it seems that study at the other end of the spectrum – how video games might be good for children – is still very much in its infancy, and often met with skepticism and disdain.
A recent example of this is a paper published in Current Biology earlier this year from The University of Padua, bearing the eye-catching title “Action Video Games Make Dyslexic Children Read Better.” The title is largely self-explanatory: the study claimed to show that
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