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Musical training 'can improve language and reading'

TUE 09 SEP 2014

Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.

After a year of music lessons, the reading scores of nine and 10-year-olds held steady compared to a dip seen in those who were not taught any music.

Another group of musically-trained children were found to be better at processing sounds and language.

The research is being presented to the American Psychological Association.  Click here to read more on the BBC news website.