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2013-04-26 14:52:48

Up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom, a new study has found. Led by Professor Brian Butterworth, a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne´s School of Psychological Sciences and Emeritus Professor of cognitive neuropsychology at University College London, the study gives insight into the underlying causes of specific learning...

Learning Disabilities Affect One In Ten Students
2013-04-19 05:57:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Specific learning disabilities (SLDs) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism affect up to 10 percent of the population, and many children are affected by one of more of these disorders, researchers from University College London (UCL) and Goldsmiths, University of London claim in a new study. That translates to two to three children in every classroom, the UK researchers wrote Thursday in the journal Science. The authors said...

2011-05-27 21:39:21

Specialised teaching for individuals with dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia, should be made widely available in mainstream education, according to a review of current research published today in the journal Science. Although just as common as dyslexia, with an estimated prevalence of up to 7% of the population, dyscalculia has been neglected as a disorder of cognitive development. However, a world-wide effort by scientists and educators has established the essential neural...

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2008-08-19 11:18:26

The human ability to count is innate, and is not reliant on numbers or language to express it, according to a team of British and Australian researchers. Brian Butterworth and colleagues of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London set out to prove that Australian Aboriginal children were able to count even though their languages don't have number words. All the groups performed just as well as English-speaking children, researchers reported in the Proceedings of...


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