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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...

2010-05-10 10:49:54

Children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing, and spelling, despite getting an appropriate education and demonstrating intellectual ability in other areas. New neurological research has found that these children's difficulties with written language may be linked to structural differences within an important information highway in the brain known to play a role in oral language. The findings are published in the June 2010 issue of Elsevier's Cortex. Vanderbilt University...

2010-04-12 04:15:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brain Balance(TM) Achievement Center in Norwalk, CT celebrates Grand Opening; Hires Adam Kluger Public Relations to help promote its drug-free program that helps children with AD/HD, Dyslexia, Autism and other learning disabilities become more focused, improve their academic performance and enhance their communication and social interaction skills. "Adam Kluger Public Relations (www.adamklugerpr.com) is delighted to be hired to work with Dr....

2009-12-17 19:03:41

Contrary to popular belief, some very smart, accomplished people cannot read well. This unexpected difficulty in reading in relation to intelligence, education and professional status is called dyslexia, and researchers at Yale School of Medicine and University of California Davis, have presented new data that explain how otherwise bright and intelligent people struggle to read. The study, which will be published in the January 1, 2010 issue of the journal Psychological Science, provides a...

2009-11-11 17:54:10

Good readers learn from repeating auditory signals, poor readers do not The vast majority of school-aged children can focus on the voice of a teacher amid the cacophony of the typical classroom thanks to a brain that automatically focuses on relevant, predictable and repeating auditory information, according to new research from Northwestern University. But for children with developmental dyslexia, the teacher's voice may get lost in the background noise of banging lockers, whispering...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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