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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.
New research on autism in adults has shown that adults with a more severe learning disability have a greater likelihood of having autism.
Approximately five to seventeen percent of children are diagnosed with developmental dyslexia, dyslexia that is not caused by brain trauma.
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.
People with dyslexia often struggle with the ability to accurately decode and identify what they read.
Dyslexia affects up to 17.5% of the population, but its cause remains somewhat unknown.
Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts.
Researchers at Children's National Medical Center have found that a cholesterol-lowering statin drug appears to be safe in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and may improve learning disabilities, including verbal and nonverbal memory.
Erik Heyer, founder of The Siena School, to join board of directors SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Siena School ("Siena") announced today that Siena's founder, Erik Heyer, was appointed to the board of directors of the International Dyslexia Association ("IDA").
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.