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The challenges facing those with dyslexia and what treatment methods are available to help

  Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that affects how the brain works, making it difficult to identify speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Dyslexia often runs in families, and according to the National Institutes of Health, it affects 15% of the population. Joining us to look at dyslexia and what treatment methods are successful in helping those with the condition learn how to process information are Dr. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, program director at the Cincinnati Children?'s Hospital Medical Center?'s Reading and Literacy Discovery Center; Dr. Scott Holland, scientific director of the Communication Sciences Research Center and Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium at Children?'s Hospital; and Dr. John Hutton, pediatrician and owner of the Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore.

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition. As time allows, she covers daily news, produces local features, and contributes news stories to National Public Radio.