Letters: Aug. 18, 2003

The New Science of Dyslexia

It was great to see the story on new research and teaching approaches to dyslexia [SCIENCE, July 28]. Perhaps the instructors who applied behavior modification to my son will learn from your reporting. They determined that he was just "not ready" to read and gave him art projects. My son was truly a child left behind by his school system, but he is now happily able to read to himself--after we, his family, discovered programs based on research that our local school system could not find. BILL THOMPSON Port Orange, Fla.

I'm a 46-year-old woman with...

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