Dyslexia Is Very Treatable. So Why Aren’t We Helping More Kids? | Cognoscenti

“The current school culture is often one of “wait and see” for struggling readers. Some schools erroneously claim that dyslexia can’t be diagnosed until children are reading or even until they are in third grade. Imagine the consequences if your doctor offered only half a dose of antibiotic to your child to treat a strep throat, or decided to “wait and see” what happened if your child got acute appendicitis.”

It’s a Myth That Young Children Cannot Be Screened for Dyslexia! – International Dyslexia Association

“Furthermore, a meta-analysis across six studies revealed that when at-risk beginning readers received explicit and intensive instruction, 50 to 90% of these children reached average reading performance levels” (Torgesen, 2004).