A Special Font to Help Dyslexics? More Like Snake Oil.

The marketers for a typeface called "Dyslexie" claim the font can make reading "easy and enjoyable for people with dyslexia." The reasoning behind the font's design is intriguing. But before you get too excited — the scientific evidence supporting Dyslexie's usefulness is far from conclusive. » 1/13/15 11:35am 1/13/15 11:35am

Why action video games could be a treatment for dyslexia

Dyslexia is typically seen as a reading disorder, but many dyslexics are also known to have trouble processing sensory information. Research now reveals that dyslexics find it especially difficult to shift their attention between visual and audio stimuli. This suggests that brain training with action video games could… » 2/14/14 4:09pm 2/14/14 4:09pm

Meet "Dyslexie," a new font that could help dyslexics read more easily

The National Institutes of Health estimate that one out of every five persons in the US suffers from dyslexia, a brain-based learning disability that can make it frustratingly difficult to read. One way people have tried combatting the symptoms of dyslexia is with fonts like Dyslexie (pictured here), which are… » 10/26/11 2:00pm 10/26/11 2:00pm

Why Dyslexics Are Good Computer Programmers

People suffering from dyslexia may find that their problems evaporate when they learn a new language, especially one that works with symbols very different from their native one. A study released yesterday reveals that brain abnormalities in English-speakers with dyslexia are quite different from those in people who… » 4/08/08 4:04pm 4/08/08 4:04pm