Among dyslexics, IQ and reading are unrelated, study finds

Washington Post blogger Valerie Strauss reports:

[A new] study by [Yale researcher Sally] Shaywitz and several other researchers and published this month in the journal Psychological Science, provides empirical evidence for the first time showing that the relationship between IQ and reading over time is not the same for dyslexic readers as it is for non-dyslexics.

In people without dyslexia, intelligence and reading do in fact connect and can influence each other over time. But in dyslexics, IQ and reading are not linked over time and do not have an affect on each other, the researchers showed.

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