Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Primary Reading Disability Incidence

Facts about dyslexia:

  • About 40 percent of children in the US have difficulty reading.
  • About 5 percent of children in the US require special training.
  • Dyslexia is more common in boys.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Primary Reading Disability References
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  2. Committee on Children with Disabilities, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). Learning disabilities, dyslexia, and vision: a subject review. Pediatrics. 1998 Nov;102(5):1217-9. [9794958]
  3. Papanicolaou AC, Simos PG, Breier JI, Fletcher JM, Foorman BR, Francis D, Castillo EM, Davis RN. Brain mechanisms for reading in children with and without dyslexia: a review of studies of normal development and plasticity. Dev Neuropsychol. 2003;24(2-3):593-612. [14561563]
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