Video Games May Aid Children With Dyslexia


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University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Playing action video games may improve reading in children with dyslexia, Italian researchers have found.

The small study, published online last week in Current Biology, involved two groups of 10 dyslexic children. One group played action video games for nine sessions of 80 minutes each, while the other followed the same routine with nonaction games. The researchers bought the games in retail stores and have no financial interest in any video game company.

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