Submitted by: Linda Siegel
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This trite saying is true and gets a new meaning from some recent research at UBC. Working with a team of teachers, psychologists, and administrators from the North Vancouver School District, UBC Professor of Education Linda Siegel and a team of students have found a way to identify children at risk for dyslexia. Using techniques to help young children understand the grammar and sounds of English, we discovered that we could prevent the development of serious reading difficulties.