Sunday, 15 July 2012

Dyslexia and Music

The BBC News website published a short article yesterday, 'My three dyslexic sons and music', about the experience of three brothers with dyslexia - and how they found music to be both a strength and a barrier-breaker in terms of literacy development.

The reasons given for this breakthrough is firstly, that this may simply relate to their particular make-up and environment rather than the often cited 'dyslexic special talent' theory - and secondly, that music has a more logical structure than language, particularly so the English language.

The big message here is that dyslexia is not simply about focusing on what a person cannot do, but about also understanding what they can do.

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