Is Dyslexia Different for Girls? | Harriet Hirschler

Marina Gardiner Legge, headmistress of Heathfield School, explains that an equal number of boys and girls are dyslexic.

For many years, it was thought that boys were more likely than girls to have learning difficulties including dyslexia. However, a 1990 research study by Sally Shaywitz, professor in learning development at the Yale University School of Medicine and the co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, suggested otherwise. She proposed that the problem lay in the school’s identification methods and the presentation between boys and girls was much closer to par….

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