Debunking Dyslexia Myths

Myth – Dyslexia is lifelong
Dyslexia is due to inefficient language processes in the brain, which can be corrected. Diagnosed by certified psychologists as having dyslexia, children who used the AI program Dysolve® were able to pass state/school standardized reading tests, take no more than typical to complete schoolwork and tests, and spell, read and write like their typical peers.

Myth – Dyslexia is only a small subset of reading difficulties
Data generated by Dysolve® AI from its evaluation of struggling readers all show language processing inefficiencies, regardless of whether they had been diagnosed with dyslexia by specialists. Dyslexia affects 20% of students, yet schools do not often provide intervention for 20% of their students.

Myth – The Gold Standard is the best
The science of reading lacks research evidence on the most efficacious treatment for students with dyslexia after grade 3. Scientific evidence for the effect of structured literacy and multisensory instruction is lacking for this population (see Elliot & Grigorenko, 2014; Ritchey & Goeke, 2006; Stevens et al., 2021; Sayeski & Hurford, 2022).

Myth – “Evidence-based” means positive evidence
Methods under study are considered “evidence-based” (Institute of Education Sciences). The DOE’s What Works Clearinghouse does not contain any reading intervention that has statistically significant positive effect on broad reading achievement for students with dyslexia who are in grade 3 and up.

Myth – The most expensive interventions are the best
Dyslexia interventions presently require highly trained, certified reading specialists to work with students one-on-one or in small groups. Hence the cost. Yet these interventions only help students cope with their reading difficulty year after year. An AI program can be effective and costs less than 10% of these specialist-administered interventions.

Myth – The most expensive evaluations are the best
The best evaluation is one that forms the blueprint for intervention. None of the traditional evaluations, no matter how lengthy, does this. Only Dysolve® AI does.

Myth – The solution to dyslexia is in neuroscience
Neuroscientists themselves concede that they may never be able to read dyslexia traits from individual brain scans—ever. Dysolve® AI can read individual brains from its generated data to correct it—by focusing on the functional structure of the brain, not the physical. Thus, the problem of dyslexia was solved clinically and economically by AI technology.