Latin and Dyslexia

The Latin Programme offers a concise and thorough summary in answer to the perennial question, “Why Latin?” (Hint: NOT just to improve test scores!) Also addresses why Latin and Greek roots alone are insufficient. But this was what really caught my eye:

Students with dyslexia often struggle to divide words into phonetic bits and then re-assemble these bits into a logical whole. Learning Latin allows them to understand the meaning of these pieces and this opens the door to a more in-depth comprehension of words. Dyslexics, even more than the general population, benefit from this aspect of Latin learning.

Read the rest at The Latin Programme.

Italian Landscape with Bridge by Herman Van Swanevelt, 1645

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