Strong reading skills at an earlier age linked to higher IQ scores later

07/24/2014 |

Children who scored higher in reading tests at a young age were more likely to have better intellectual abilities than those without strong early reading skills, according to a U.K. study of 1,890 identical twins published in the journal Child Development. "Children who don’t receive enough assistance in learning to read may also be missing out on the important, intelligence-boosting properties of literacy," study author Stuart Ritchie said.

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