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2011-07-06 10:55:00

BALTIMORE, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) announces a pioneer initiative to support parents of dyslexic children. With one out of every ten people struggling with dyslexia, the IDA has taken the bold step of offering direct support to parents for the first time in its history. A discounted membership of $45.00 will provide parents access to an online interactive community including a discussion forum, blog and more, a bi-monthly dyslexia...

2011-06-30 00:00:28

A U.S. developer of assistive technologies for students with special needs will distribute EasyConverter by Dolphin. EasyConverter enables educators to make required curriculum and instruction materials "Ëœaccessible' in digital formats for students with disabilities. Volo, IL (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Don Johnston Incorporated, a U.S. developer of assistive technologies for students with special needs announced today it will distribute EasyConverter by Dolphin Computer Access....

2011-06-14 23:00:24

One Swede in five is considered to have difficulties reading and writing, and the affected individuals tend to encounter great problems in modern society. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg addresses their obstacles at various levels and discusses possible solutions. Being attractive in today's labour market requires lifelong learning. However, a person has to be quite good at reading and writing in order to benefit from courses and trainings. Nadja Carlsson, the author...

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...

2011-05-19 11:39:50

Greater awareness of 'specific language impairment' (SLI), a language disorder, is needed to ensure better outcomes for the 3-6 per cent of UK school children affected by this disability. Children with SLI have difficulties with most or all aspects of language including grammar, vocabulary and literacy as well as with short term memory. According to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), they also have problems with higher order thinking skills. SLI may have a...

2011-03-28 09:17:00

BALTIMORE, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning Lutherville agency, Barb Clapp Advertising & Marketing (BCAM), is pleased to announce the addition of a new client for the expanding firm. BCAM will provide the Baltimore based International Dyslexia Association (IDA) with public relations services on a regional, national, and international level. The International Dyslexia Association is a non-profit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment...

2011-01-12 00:01:22

The fallacious decade-old "vaccine-cause-autism" link was recently but belatedly exposed as a "fraud" and "hoax" by the British Medical Journal. According to Dr. Harold Levinson's analysis within "A Scientific Watergate - Dyslexia," pathological narcissism or egotism is responsible for fraudulent scientific publications and their cover-ups as well as the unfounded attacks on new and challenging breakthroughs - and thus tragic for countless suffering millions. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) January...

2010-12-24 07:56:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ By using sophisticated brain imaging, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers are able to predict with 90 percent accuracy which teenagers with dyslexia could improve their reading skills over time. This is the first study to identify specific brain mechanisms involved in a person's ability to overcome reading difficulties. It has potential to lead to new interventions to help dyslexics better learn to read."This gives us hope that we can identify which...

2010-12-23 00:00:54

'People Who Raised Me Beyond' is a must-read for teachers, families and students with special needs. Rytter who has lived with quadriplegia (CP and she cannot speak) since birth was thought to be unteachable. In 2007, she became the first person to receive a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Washington. Dr. Rytter used Morse code and a word prediction writing tool (assistive technology) to complete her studies and to self-publish her book. Round Lake, IL (PRWEB)...

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2010-12-21 06:15:00

Advanced brain scans accurately predicted which teens with dyslexia would learn to read within three years, a result that could lead to better ways to treat the common learning disability, according to researchers on Monday. By searching for a specific pattern of brain activity in teens with dyslexia, the researchers were able to predict with 90 percent accuracy which students would learn to read. "This gives us hope that we can identify which children might get better over time," Dr....