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Dyslexia research

With reference to Professor Philip Seymour's piece Making sense of the jumble (TESS, March 1), I entirely agree with his comments about the grandiose claims being made by the Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Attention Disorder Treatment (DDAT) Centre - a branch of which is soon to open in either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Unfortunately it appeared in the same issue as the feature about Sheila Dobie and the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology Scotland because it could give your readers the impression that Professor Seymour was also denigrating the work done by her and INPP (Scotland).

I do hope that was not Professor Seymour's intention as the work Sheila Dobie is doing has been researched regularly since 1980. The remediation programme she is using that was devised by INPP to correct the underlying causes of many types of dyslexia has been thoroughly researched and published over a period of years.

Peter Blythe Stanley Place, Chester

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