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2013-11-06 23:19:32

Recipients will attend International Dyslexia Association's 64th Annual Conference. New Orleans, La. (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 According to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), dyslexia affects one in 10 individuals. With appropriate teaching methods, students with dyslexia can achieve their full academic potential. Ten passionate educators who teach dyslexic students are attending the IDA’s 64th Annual Conference in New Orleans this week as recipients of the 2013 Robert G....

E-readers Help Dyslexic Students
2013-09-19 06:12:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online E-readers, such as Amazon’s Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook, are more effective than paper for those with dyslexia. Less than an issue of the electronic screen, researchers from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and elsewhere say the shortened lines of text often found in e-books are less likely to become jumbled in a person’s mind. As the text becomes easier to read, those who may have had difficulty before walk...

Unraveling The Mystery Of Dyslexia Through Genetic Research
2013-06-14 05:57:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many students are not diagnosed with dyslexia and other learning disabilities until high school, making treatments less effective. A new study of the genetic origins of these conditions by the Yale School of Medicine could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions. The research team, led by Jeffrey R. Gruen, MD, professor of pediatrics, genetics and investigative medicine at Yale, analyzed data from more than...

2013-03-01 11:57:55

Much to the chagrin of parents who think their kids should spend less time playing video games and more time studying, time spent playing action video games can actually make dyslexic children read better. In fact, 12 hours of video game play did more for reading skills than is normally achieved with a year of spontaneous reading development or demanding traditional reading treatments. The evidence, appearing in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 28, follows from earlier...

Catching Dyslexia Before Reading Begins
2012-04-06 09:44:34

New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that signs of dyslexia begin well before children learn to read and for reasons that do not necessarily reflect other language skills, giving researchers an insight into a causal connection between early visual attention problems and a later diagnosis of dyslexia. “Visual attention deficits are surprisingly way more predictive of future reading disorders than are language abilities at the pre-reading stage,” said study...

2012-04-05 21:11:51

For children with dyslexia, the trouble begins even before they start reading and for reasons that don't necessarily reflect other language skills. That's according to a report published online on April 5 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that for the first time reveals a causal connection between early problems with visual attention and a later diagnosis of dyslexia. "Visual attention deficits are surprisingly way more predictive of future reading disorders than are language...

2012-01-30 06:07:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Approximately five to seventeen percent of children are diagnosed with developmental dyslexia, dyslexia that is not caused by brain trauma. Children who have dyslexia have trouble with reading and the comprehension of written language. A dyslexic child will have trouble connecting the sound made by a specific letter or the sounds of all the letters together that form a word (called phonological processing). A new study at the Children's Hospital Boston has found that...

2011-06-20 19:53:33

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that a gene linked to dyslexia has a surprising biological function: it controls cilia, the antenna-like projections that cells use to communicate. Dyslexia is largely hereditary and linked to a number of genes, the functions of which are, however, largely unknown. This present study from Karolinska Institutet and Helsinki University now shows that one of these genes, DCDC2, is involved in regulating the signalling of cilia in brain...

2009-06-30 19:59:20

Scottish researchers say they found right hemisphere differences in the brains of those with dyslexia. The study, published in BMC Neuroscience, used magnetic resonance imaging to look at the brains of both dyslexic and normal readers and then linked neurological differences to different language difficulties within the dyslexic group. Cyril Pernet of the University of Edinburgh led a team of researchers that created a typical brain by combining the scans of 39 normal readers. All 38 of the...

2009-06-25 07:45:20

Parts of the right hemisphere of the brains of people with dyslexia have been shown to differ from those of normal readers. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to compare the two groups, and were able to associate the neurological differences found with different language difficulties within the dyslexic group.Cyril Pernet, from the University of Edinburgh, worked with a team of researchers to compare the brains of 38 people...


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