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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....

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...


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