Dyslexia is another problem that affects too many of our schoolchildren, and it’s one that also won’t go away. But one trick to help dyslexics read more easily has been mooted in a recent issue of The Lancet.
Some dyslexics have problems scanning to the right. The answer? Rotate the book 90 degrees and read from top to bottom. It’s a technique that has been used effectively by some dyslexics who have even gone onto university and kept up with the intensive study programme just by turning their books.
(Source: The Lancet, 2003; 361: 2159).