It is estimated that 1 in 5 children will struggle to learn to read effectively when entering school.  Common warning signs of a child who has dyslexia includes delayed speech, mixing up the sounds or syllables in words, a history of chronic ear infections, difficulty rhyming, difficulty memorizing, and difficulty spelling.

We know from research that in the majority of cases, reading disorders result from underlying language disorders, and these in turn are often caused by deficits in the development of auditory processing skills.

Children with dyslexia often have a weakness in one ear, referred to as a ‘dichotic listening deficit’.  This makes it difficult to synthesize the important information that is heard by both ears simultaneously and/or tuning out the information that is unimportant, such as a competing conversation or excessive noise.   These processes are essential in understanding speech as both ears must work together to understand what has been said.

The Hearing Teacher, L3C provides non-invasive dichotic listening therapy for children with Dyslexia.