Dyslexic children who receive mild electric shocks to their scalp are able to read faster, a study has shown.
Researchers at Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, Italy, carried out a six week trial on 18 children and teenagers with dyslexia.
“Such a large group of dyslexic children has never been involved in an experiment like this before,” Deny Menghini, one of the experts who took parts in the test, told The Pharma Pathway. “We used one millampere of current, which is equal to electricity that power a single Christmas tree light.
‘Children who are dyslexic could learn to read faster if they’re give electric shocks, as a stimulates their brain and improves their reading abilities by 60%.’
“Reading rates accelerated by about 13 percent, which is like the benefit of a year’s schooling in six weeks.”
The children were wired up for three 20-minute session weekly. After that, they found the reading skills of these children improved in speed and accuracy by 60%. The children found it less difficult to read uncommon words and also made few errors.
Electricity stimulated the brains of these children, in turn improving their reading abilities. Even after six month of the session, they still read with greater speed and accuracy.
According to Menghini, the amount of electricity used in the test was not enough for the children to feel, other than a small vibration at the start of each session.
The research was published in the Journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.