Limitations of Brain Research
As a parent, you should keep in mind that scientists still have much to learn. Each brain is unique, and even studies that report generalized findings may include some subjects with dyslexia whose brain activity did not fit the pattern that is described. Gender differences can play a part: Studies also show that many girls use their brains differently for some tasks than boys. Many of the studies of brain structure and function in dyslexia have looked at only boys and men; the findings may not apply to your daughter with dyslexia. Your child with dyslexia will need to discover her own best path to learning over the years as she grows to adulthood.