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Study First To Use Brain Scans To Forecast Early Reading

Study First To Use Brain Scans To Forecast Early Reading Difficulties

Juliana Bunim, University of California - San Francisco UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading...

Latest developmental dyslexia Stories

2014-09-10 23:14:37

‘Wiping Out Dyslexia with Enhanced Lateralization’ explains ‘Reading from Scratch’ program PITTSFIELD, Mass. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 According to James H. Wendorf, executive director at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, as addressed in a recent letter written to the New York Times, nearly two million students in public schools struggle with reading because of dyslexia. “Wiping out Dyslexia with Enhanced Lateralization: Musings from my Forty Years of Wiping”...

2014-08-05 12:28:25

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-time martial arts World Champion Scott Sonnon, whose recent TEDx talk on learning disabilities has reached more than 50 million people, launches his new autobiography with a free speaking tour to support dyslexia education reform. Sonnon faced dyslexia so severe that he was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for "disruptive classroom behavior," as recounted in "A Mountain Stands: Confessions of a Suppressed Genius,"...

2014-07-08 23:13:29

A new study which found visual attention deficits part of dyslexia highlights the limitations of the phonological hypothesis while supporting Dr. Harold Levinson’s cerebellar research. The latter indicates that the reading disorder in dyslexia has multiple co-determining mechanisms which respond favorably and often rapidly to cerebellar-enhancing medications and related therapies. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 A new study just published in the journal Neurocase revealed...

2014-07-03 12:57:40

University of Toronto Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. Thirty-five per cent of adults with dyslexia report they were physically abused before they turned 18. In contrast, seven per cent of those without dyslexia reported that they had...

2014-05-01 23:15:46

Because of mistaken century-old concepts and definitions of dyslexia, the distinguished authors of The Dyslexia Debate were justified in questioning rather than refuting dyslexia’s existence. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Since dyslexia may affect over 10% of the population, it is crucial to clarify its true essence and existence while correcting misconceptions. An almost five decade-old research effort beginning in the 1960’s led Dr. Levinson to propose and prove a...

2014-03-18 23:34:38

A recently published ‘Current Biology’ study revealing that video games improve learning in dyslexia is consistent with what dyslexics have long known and reported to Dr. Harold Levinson. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 A recent study published by Current Biology indicates that video games improve learning skills in dyslexics. Although many explanations are possible, these important results appear highly consistent with the cerebellar theory of dyslexia first reported by Dr....

2014-02-20 23:03:11

Indiana mom on a mission to kickstart DCODIA dyslexia app. Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 When Kris Parmelee’s son was diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade, her first response was denial. Then, fear. How could such a bright boy, who had learned to talk at such a young age, possibly be dyslexic? In the years that followed, Kris tried many techniques and therapies, worked with committed teachers and joined support groups in an effort to cope with young Sam’s dyslexia....

2014-01-30 23:31:33

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities publishes the story of how dyslexia helped to fuel the dreams of ex-NFL defensive tackle Jovan Haye from a troubled childhood to the highest rungs of professional sports. Westport, CT (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Among the professional athletes who have spoken publicly about their dyslexia, former NFL defensive tackle Jovan Haye stands alone in his account of how far he has come, and how candidly he has discussed his troubles and triumphs. Smart Kids with...

Study Finds Less Gray Matter In Brain Not The Blame For Dyslexia
2014-01-15 07:30:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research has found a link between reading disabilities and less gray matter in the brain for people with dyslexia. However, new evidence from Georgetown University Medical Center's Center for the Study of Learning suggests that this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root cause of the disorder. Prior to this research, scientists assumed that the difference in the amount of gray matter might, in part, explain...

2014-01-13 23:02:34

Learning difficulties affect everyone in society regardless of rank, status or class. eReflect features a lesser-known aspect of a British royal family member, Princess Beatrice of York. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Dyslexia and other learning difficulties affect millions of people, and they are not affected by a person’s rank or status. In fact, such learning difficulties are prevalent across all social classes. In its latest 7 Speed Reading™ blog post, eReflect...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.