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2010-12-20 19:00:01

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have used sophisticated brain imaging to predict with 90 percent accuracy which teenagers with dyslexia would improve their reading skills over time. Their work, the first to identify specific brain mechanisms involved in a person's ability to overcome reading difficulties, could lead to new interventions to help dyslexics better learn to read. "This gives us hope that we can identify which children might get better over time," said...

2010-12-08 21:33:14

2 new studies shed light on different types of dyslexia and dysgraphia Learning to read and write are complex processes, which can be disrupted in various ways, leading to disorders known as dyslexia and dysgraphia. Two new studies, published in a recent special issue of Elsevier's Cortex (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00109452) provide evidence of this variety, suggesting that effective treatment needs to take it into account. A group of researchers from the Universities of...

2010-12-08 00:00:42

Melanie West, America's leading authority on right-brain learning, has dedicated her life to discovering why millions of America's students are having trouble succeeding in school and she believes she may have the solution to what she calls an epidemic. West believes that how well you perform at school is highly dependent on whether you are left- or right-brain dominant and that America's school system uses archaic left-brain-centric methods of teaching incompatible with how today's children...

2010-11-16 00:00:49

Don Johnston Inc., a company that develops assistive technology for individuals and students with disabilities, just announced a limited-time price offer for the Intel® Reader, a handheld device that converts printed text to digital text and then reads it aloud. Offer ends January 30, 2011. Round Lake, IL (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 Don Johnston Incorporated, a company that develops assistive technology for individuals and students with disabilities, just announced a limited-time price...

2010-11-10 00:49:02

Children who have hypertension are much more likely to have learning disabilities than children with normal blood pressure, according to a new University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) study published this week in the journal, Pediatrics. In fact, when variables such as socio-economic levels are evened out, children with hypertension were four times more likely to have cognitive problems. "This study also found that children with hypertension are more likely to have ADHD (attention...

2010-11-08 00:00:49

A short-term study of an Orton-Gillingham curriculum implemented with first, second, third and fourth graders in a reading remediation program demonstrates age equivalent gains of up to 3 years and 6 months. Overall, the study shows significant gains in both Passage Comprehension and Word Attack skills tested using the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test Revised Form G. Kingston, NY (PRWEB) November 6, 2010 A short-term study of an Orton-Gillingham curriculum implemented with first, second, third...

2010-11-05 10:53:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers have shocked the masses with a recently published report.  By applying electrical current to the brain, this topnotch team has shown that they could enhance a person's mathematical performance for up to six months without influencing their cognitive functions.  These electrifying results may lead to treatment for the estimated 20 percent of the population with moderate to severe numerical disabilities (for example, dyscalculia) and for those who...

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2010-11-04 13:10:30

By applying electrical current to the brain, researchers reporting online on November 4 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have shown that they could enhance a person's mathematical performance for up to 6 months without influencing their other cognitive functions. The findings may lead to treatments for the estimated 20 percent of the population with moderate to severe numerical disabilities (for example, dyscalculia) and for those who lose their skill with numbers as a result of...

2010-08-04 15:39:00

OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Brain Technologies today announced results demonstrating that a modified music program followed for ten weeks, improved speech skills in children with Down syndrome. The results of the study, conducted in Nottingham, United Kingdom, were published Monday, in an early online before print version of the article scheduled to appear in the journal Music and Medicine(i). It is well documented that children with Down syndrome have difficulty with...

2010-07-16 13:40:14

Genetic mutation found to alter activity of neurons in brain's prefrontal cortex Imagine if your brain lost its working memory "” the ability to hold and manipulate information in your mind's eye. That's the plight faced by millions of people with neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1. The genetic condition affects one in 3,500 people and is the most common cause of learning disabilities. Now a UCLA research team has uncovered new clues about how NF1 disrupts working memory. Published in the...