There are two reported studies of the DDAT exercise-based approach (Reynolds et al., 2003; Reynolds & Nicolson, 2007) but the flawed research design and difficulties with the analysis and inter-pretation of results make the evidence supporting the efficacy of the approach unconvincing (Alexander & Slinger-Constant, 2004; Rack, Snowling, Hulme & Gibbs, 2007; Snowling & Hulme, 2003).
There may be many kids out there with dyslexia who haven't been diagnosed who could benefit from some form of help.' KENNY'S TREATMENT: The DDAT programme was developed in the 1990s by Welsh businessman Wynford Dore, whose own desperate dyslexic daughter tried to commit suicide three times.
Dr Roy Rutherford, medical director at DDAT, said: 'People with dyslexia and other learning difficulties often live in a nightmare world where they have difficulty reading and writing and, in some cases, co-ordinating their movements and playing sport.
Dyslexia Dyspraxia Attention Disorder Treatment (DDAT) improved comprehension by more than five times in children during trials over a 12-month period at Balsall Primary School in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.