Written Language Disorder: Medical researchers fear there's no cure for bad writing

Dennis Baron debaron at illinois.edu
Thu May 14 04:46:31 UTC 2009


There's a new post on the Web of Language:

Written Language Disorder: Medical researchers fear there's no cure  
for bad writing

A group of Mayo Clinic researchers has found that almost 15 percent of  
otherwise normal school-aged children in Rochester, Minnesota, are  
suffering from Written Language Disorder. According to Dr. Slavica K.  
Katusic, while Written Language Disorder, or WLD, does not pose as  
great a threat as the H1N1 virus, it’s actually just as common in  
school children as reading problems, with boys twice as likely as  
girls to be symptomatic.

read more about this medical scourge at the Web of Language: http://illinois.edu/goto/weboflanguage
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