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How the Placebo and Nocebo Effects Influence Our Children with Dyslexia

Henry Ford was fond of saying, “Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you can’t, you’re absolutely right.” He was correct, and his statement applies to our children with dyslexia. If they believe they can overcome it, they will. If they have serious doubts they can, they will have trouble and may never accomplish it. This is the classic placebo—nocebo effect. We’ve all heard about the placebo effect—how a simple sugar pill or other non-medicinal remedy can help illness. The healing comes from our positive thoughts, and a worsening of our illnesses, a nocebo, can also occur through