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May 1968


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Fort Lauderdale, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(5):651. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040653031

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To the Editor.  —In the article entitled "Cerebral Dominance in Developmental Dyslexia" by J. W. Bettman, Jr., et al in the Archives (78:722-729 [Dec] 1967) there appear three points that need clarification.First, the authors selected cases of developmental dyslexia of the primary neurological type (as accurately as this can be done) and tested them for dominance. In my report at the National Conference on Dyslexia in Philadelphia, November 1966, to which the authors refer, I stated that children with developmental dyslexia do not have eye findings or dominance abnormalities different from the general population. Dominance played a part only in the larger group of children with dyslexia of the less severe type. Thus, the authors have merely confirmed what I had already said previously, and they have not disproved my work.Second, the authors state that the differences in the dyslexic and control groups as regards controlling eye

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