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September 10, 2003

Dyslexia in Asia

Dyslexia is an issue that doesn't seem to crop up often in the classroom in Japan, one reason being the relatively low incidence of the problem here, according to a report in the latest Asian edition of TIME magazine. When it comes to reading the phonetic "kana" alphabets, the number incidence of dyslexia is as low as 1 %. This rises when it comes to writing and the considerably more difficult "kanji," but to no more than around 5%, compared to 10-20% in the US. The relative phonetic regularity of Japanese as opposed to English is thought to be the key. Read the full article, one of several on the subject.

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