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Fatty acids & dyspraxia

There have been a lot of studies over the last few decades, which have concluded that abnormal levels of fatty acids in the brain could be behind the practical and behavioural problems experienced by dyslexic children, as well as those with dyspraxia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Many parents of dyslexic, dyspraxic and ADHD children give their children these supplements – some parents have had remarkable results.

Many of the parents attending the Swindon Dyslexia Centre say that they see a difference quickly in that their child is calmer, can concentrate better and has started to catch up with his reading and writing.  Fatty acid supplements do not appear to help everyone, but it is probably worth trying.

Further dietary information on Fatty Acids, Iron deficiencies, zinc deficiencies and Salicylates can is available in the Health Section (Diet and Nutrition – Fatty Acids) on our site.