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Unique Treatment Suggested For Children's Neurological Disorder
2012-11-26 10:10:13

Indiana University An Indiana University study in the Journal of Child Neurology proposes an innovative treatment for developmental coordination disorder, a potentially debilitating neurological disorder in which the development of a child's fine or gross motor skills, or both, is impaired. DCD strikes about one in 20 children, predominantly boys, and frequently occurs alongside ADHD, autism spectrum disorders and other better known conditions. Like ADHD, DCD has broad academic, social...

2012-10-09 11:27:53

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTH 2.0 -- Brain Resource, Inc., a developer of innovative tools to improve brain health, announced today at Health 2.0 the launch of MyBrainSolutions for Parents and its companion site for children, PoweringUp - an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) management tool for the home. To view the multimedia asset associated with this release, please visit...

2012-09-25 23:02:07

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to support SKLD´s programs, including the expansion of its comprehensive website and free e-newsletter. The grant will support the continuing development of reports on current news and research, in addition to action-oriented information from experts. In addition, the grant will help enhance the practical and...

2012-07-23 02:26:27

PHOENIX, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Reading Fox, a leading provider of reading strategies and solutions for children with dyslexia and other reading deficiencies, today announced that it has released the first book in its series of Interactive Reading Tutor materials. "Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost" by Cornelia Funke is available for purchase from The Reading Fox website at http://www.fightdyslexia.com/ and offers children a new way to learn to read at their...

2012-06-06 06:26:14

BALTIMORE, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) voiced concerns today about proposed revisions to the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which no longer include the term "dyslexia." "Many members of the International Dyslexia Association and dyslexia communities were heartened by inclusion of the term 'dyslexia' in an earlier round of proposed DSM-5 revisions," said...

2012-05-09 23:02:55

Extreme Reading Relay brings together children from across the country to raise awareness and funds for dyslexia by doing what they struggle with most: reading. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has partnered with more than 25 schools around the country in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people reading a single book in a reading relay in one day. The Extreme Reading Relay, which will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012,...

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...

2012-02-24 15:45:00

Authors and celebrities join thousands of Learning Ally volunteers to create audiobooks for people with reading disabilities, visual impairment, dyslexia, and learning differences. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 Across the nation from February 26 through March 3, authors and celebrities will join more than 5,000 volunteers in a marathon campaign to record audiobooks and make them accessible for students, veterans and other individuals with reading disabilities and learning...

2012-02-01 15:29:39

Finnish scientists have found that a rare dyslexia-linked genetic variant of the ROBO1 gene decreases normal crossing of auditory pathways in the human brain. The weaker the expression of the gene is, the more abnormal is the midline crossing. The results link, for the first time, a dyslexia-susceptibility gene to a specific sensory function of the human brain. This collaborative study between Aalto University and University of Helsinki in Finland and the Karolinska Insitutet in Sweden was...