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French scientists finding cause and cure for dyslexia?

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Guy Ropars and Albert LeFloch made headlines a couple of months ago with their claim to have found cause and cure for Dyslexia while studying the retina (or rather a ‘Maxwell spot in the eyes) of 30 dyslexic and 30 non-dyslexic learners.

Abigail Marshall, an expert on Dyslexia, having written several books on the subject, raised her concerns immediately, when asked about the much-talked about study:

“I started to suspect that that the researchers had cherry-picked or
massaged their data to make it fit their hypothosis..   It just doesn’t
look like the sort of data I am used to seeing in research studies (and I
read a LOT of studies) – and and the numbers they reported seemed to me to
be too “perfect” to be true.

She also noted that the study was too small and also contradictory to another similar study about the same visual issue, done in Germany, which had found a high variability and not one image looked like the one depicted as ‘proof’ by LeFloch&Ropars.
Now this article below just confirms Abigail’s concerns:

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/36749672/experts-lambaste-french-dyslexia-study-claiming-to-have-found-cause-cure

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Author: Barbara Hoi

I am working with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses and have opened a centre to expand Sydney Dyslexia to another location right on the beach at the Entrance North. I have written two books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time' and 'Nurturing the Secret Garden') as I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field.

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