Dyslexia is typically seen as a reading disorder, but many dyslexics are also known to have trouble processing sensory information. Research now reveals that dyslexics find it especially difficult to shift their attention between visual and audio stimuli. This suggests that brain training with action video games could actually improve dyslexics' literacy skills.
Dyslexia isn't just a single, narrowly defined disorder — there are various types and symptoms of dyslexia. For example, some people with dyslexia have audio or visual deficits. And sometimes, those deficits stand apart from comprehending letters, words and their related sounds, explained Vanessa Harrar, a psychologist who studies multisensory integration at the University of Oxford in the U.K.