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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 have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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