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2009-11-11 17:50:13

New research reveals that children with developmental dyslexia have a deficit in a brain mechanism involved in the perception of speech in a noisy environment. The study, published by Cell Press in the November 12 issue of the journal Neuron, provides the first direct evidence that the human auditory brainstem exhibits remarkable moment-to-moment plasticity and undergoes a fine tuning that is strongly associated with noise exclusion. Most people have little trouble carrying on a conversation...

2009-11-03 08:21:00

BALTIMORE, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Verticy Learning is pleased to announce the launch of a new Web site designed to better inform and serve parents of children who struggle with reading and writing or who have been diagnosed with a language-based learning difference (LLD) such as dyslexia. The new Web site offers links to valuable resources about LLDs and to information about the innovative Verticy Learning program. Verticy Learning is the first comprehensive home school...

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2009-10-12 12:40:00

Chinese-speaking children with dyslexia have a disorder that is distinctly different, and perhaps more complicated and severe, than that of English speakers. Those differences can be seen in the brain and in the performance of Chinese children on visual and oral language tasks, reveals a report published online on October 12th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. English dyslexia consists of a "phonological disorder," meaning that people with the condition have trouble detecting or...

2009-10-05 10:00:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 3,000 special-education teachers, educators, speech-language pathologists, healthcare professionals and researchers from the US and around the world are expected to attend the International Dyslexia Association 60th Annual Conference, Nov. 11-14 at the Swan & Dolphin resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The IDA conference is widely regarded as the premier professional development conference in North America discussing dyslexia and related...

2009-09-17 11:29:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Shifrin, Head of Jemicy School in Owings Mills, Maryland, has been named to the Executive Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Mr. Shifrin brings a wealth of experience educating children with Dyslexia and other language-based learning differences to the IDA Executive Board of Directors. He joins a diverse group of high caliber individuals all concerned with the issues of dyslexia. Included in the group are dyslexics,...

2009-08-04 15:19:21

A recent study of more than 2,000 identical twins found that medical problems early in life, rather than the neurotoxic effects of anesthesia, are likely linked to an individual's risk for developing learning disabilities. The study's findings, reported in the journal Twin Research and Human Genetics, contradict research published earlier this year, which concluded that receiving anesthesia younger than age four is associated with subsequent learning problems.Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-08-04 15:13:38

A recent study of more than 2,000 identical twins found that medical problems early in life, rather than the neurotoxic effects of anesthesia, are likely linked to an individual's risk for developing learning disabilities. The study's findings, reported in the journal Twin Research and Human Genetics, contradict research published earlier this year, which concluded that receiving anesthesia younger than age four is associated with subsequent learning problems.Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-07-28 20:57:03

U.S. researchers found in a preliminary study that the use of anesthesia during delivery was not harmful to the baby. The Mayo Clinic study, published in Anesthesiology, found the incidence of learning disabilities was equal between children who were delivered vaginally and those who were delivered via C-section but with general anesthesia. Study co-author Dr. Randall Flick said the study also found babies delivered by Cesarean using an epidural anesthetic -- which numbs only the lower region...

2009-07-28 10:25:00

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthesiology."We found that the incidence of learning disabilities was equal between children who were delivered vaginally and those who were delivered via C-section but with general anesthesia," says Juraj Sprung, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2009-07-27 15:55:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that children exposed to anesthesia during Cesarean section are not at any higher risk for learning disabilities later in life than children not delivered by C-section. These findings are reported in the current issue of the journal Anesthesiology. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/MAYOLOGO) "We found that the incidence of learning disabilities was equal between children who were...


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