It seems to improve self-esteem but not cognition (eg, perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning) or literacy, according to a recent study of 70 dyslexic children aged 6 to 13 years.

Call me skeptical, but…

improvements in academic self-esteem, and reading self-esteem in the absence of actual improvement in academics and reading seem to miss the mark in terms of what these children actually need from treatment.

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1/23/07 00:03 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.