Pick up the phone and hear, “Hey, what’s up?” Chances are, those few words are enough to recognize who’s speaking — perhaps unless you have dyslexia.
In a surprise discovery, researchers found adults with that reading disorder also have a hard time recognizing voices.
The work isn’t just a curiosity. It fits with research to uncover the building blocks of literacy and how they can go wrong. The eventual goal: To spot at-risk youngsters even before they open “Go, Dog, Go!” in kindergarten — instead of diagnosing dyslexia in a struggling second-grader.
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