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Curing dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder by training motor co-ordination: miracle or myth?
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PMID:  17854448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dore Achievement Centres are springing up world-wide with a mission to cure cerebellar developmental delay, thought to be the cause of dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia and Asperger's syndrome. Remarkable success is claimed for an exercise-based treatment that is designed to accelerate cerebellar development. Unfortunately, the published studies are seriously flawed. On measures where control data are available, there is no credible evidence of significant gains in literacy associated with this intervention. There are no published studies on efficacy with the clinical groups for whom the programme is advocated. It is important that family practitioners and paediatricians are aware that the claims made for this expensive treatment are misleading.
Dorothy V M Bishop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-14     Completed Date:  2007-12-11     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  653-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / therapy*
Dyslexia / therapy*
Exercise Therapy*
Reproducibility of Results
Grant Support
053335//Wellcome Trust

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