Research Finding Summary
The discovery of a disruption in the neural systems serving reading has significant implications for the acceptance of dyslexia as a valid disorder—a necessary condition for its identification and treatment.  Brain-imaging findings provide, for the first time, convincing, irrefutable evidence that what has been considered a hidden disability is real, and these findings have practical implications for the provision of accommodations, a critical component of management for older children and young adults attending post-secondary and graduate programs.

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