Dyslexia ‘cure’ centres shut down


The BBC reports that thirteen UK centres offering controversial treatment for people with dyslexia have been shut down due to financial difficulties.

The Dore programme claimed exercises such as tying knots and balancing on “wobble boards” stimulated parts of the brain and improved reading and writing. Some 30,000 children and adults have enrolled on the programme since 2000.

Well, well. Are we allowed a certain amount of schadenfreude? Or is that unprofessional?