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Dyslexia Defined: New Yale Study 'Uncouples' Reading and IQ Over Time
December 17, 2009
Contrary to popular belief, some very smart, accomplished people cannot read well. This unexpected difficulty in reading in relation to intelligence, education and professional status is called dyslexia, and researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, have presented new data that explains how otherwise bright and intelligent people struggle to read.
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