Equal is Fair



Balance deficits have been linked to the cerebellum in the cerebellar deficit hypothesis of dyslexia, which argues that both balance and reading deficits in dyslexia may be explained by differences in processing, based on cerebellar dysfunction. This explains why it provides an independent explanation of the other major theories of dyslexia, in particular the phonological deficit and double‐deficit theories of dyslexia.

  1. The cerebellar deficit hypothesis would therefore predict a higher incidence of balance difficulties in dyslexia.
  2. But not necessarily be directly correlated with reading difficulties.
  3. The balance difficulties are best seen as symptoms of dyslexia which may be identified before children fail to learn to read, and which are particularly useful in screening tests for dyslexia