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If someone once had dyslexia in middle school, would they ever be able to read like someone without dyslexia?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No.: Dyslexia is not a developmental lag. It is a persistent disorder. It is not cured but will improve up to a point. On average readers with dyslexia will not read as well as those without.

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If someone once had dyslexia would they ever be able to read like someone without dyslexia?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
According to Dr.: Sally Shaywitz' long-term research of over 30 years, children with Dyslexia who receive intensive, multimodal, long-term reading therapy can reach the normal Bell-shaped curve for reading decoding & comprehension, but usually not for fluidity of reading. Read her book, "Overcoming Dyslexia".

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