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Match the words in column 1 with those in column 2.
2. Minimal brain dysfunction
3. Developmental dyslexia
5. Specific learning disability
6. Stimulant drug therapy
8. Murtisensory approach
A. Constitutionally and often genetically determined
B. Not routinely needed in examination of dyslexies
C. Not effective for treating dyslexia
D. Vestibular dysfunction theory of dyslexia
E. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic -tactile
F. Samuel T. Orton
G. Associated with 99 specific disorders
H. Public Law 91-230
The educational objective of this issue of Pediatric Annals is to provide an overview and update of the principles in treating dyslexia. When the answers are completed, the reader should be able to determine the possible causes of dyslexia, order appropriate tests, make the definitive diagnosis, and direct treatment on the basis of his findings. Indications and contraindications for newer forms of therapy are included. An outline of the material to be presented appears on the Contents Page.