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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...

2012-01-31 10:22:47

Britain's first adult autism survey reveals previously 'invisible' group with autism New research on autism in adults has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism. This group, mostly living in private households, was previously 'invisible' in estimates of autism. Dr Terry Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, led research on behalf of the University for the report Estimating the Prevalence of Autism...

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...

2012-01-23 22:27:46

Brain MRIs may provide an early diagnostic marker Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children's Hospital Boston. Since developmental dyslexia responds to early intervention, diagnosing children at risk before or during kindergarten could head off difficulties and frustration in school, the researchers say. Findings appear this week in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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