The incidence of prematurity or low birth weight for gestational age among children with dyslexia
Acta Pediatrica, 08/08/2012
Bos LT et al. – Dyslexia is characterized as a specific deficit of reading acquisition. It is one of the most common learning disabilities, persists throughout life, and can have a major impact on someone’s socioeconomic success in the knowledge society. Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk of developmental problems including reading disabilities later in life (1–3). Poor reading skills are reported in preterm borns after controlling for IQ, and in particular they are characterised by slow reading (2,3).