If your child has been diagnosed with sensory issues, you may want to get out the phonics books early. It appears that as many as two thirds of dyslexics have sensory issues.

The issues themselves seem to be all over the map. Some are visual, some are auditory. Some appear to be around balance and motor issues. It may well be that there is correlation without causality. It is just something to be aware of.

Dyslexia, caught early, has the potential to become a non-issue. Intensive special education, extra support and specific teaching of phonological rules can largely neutralize the impact. Caught late, or without appropriate support

The actual study mentioned in the following article has a host of issues. First of all with only 16 dyslexics and 16 controls it barely qualifies as having any statistical relevance at all. Second, the population that they chose, university students, are not representative of the vast number of dyslexics who frequently decide to use their talents in a less frustrating manner or who get missed by special education entirely and end up in prison or dropping out of school. So I don’t think that the conclusions of their mini-study are especially useful. What is good about this article is that is summarizes in relatively non-technical terms the meta-results of many many other studies which use a more typical population and what those results were.

The following gets at the specifics of auditory processing as it relates to dyslexia

And this one is largely about the fact that colored lenses do not work, even for the almost 1/3 of dyslexics who appear to have trouble focusing their eyes for an extended period of time.

With any luck, this will never be relevant to you, but if you have a child with sensory processing disorder and he or she seems late in learning letters and letter sounds…be aware and consider getting them tested.