Finding upends theory about the cerebellum's role in reading and dyslexia
October 9, 2019
New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists say.
The cerebellum, a brain structure traditionally considered to be involved in motor function, has been implica...
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Good home learning in early years boosts your secondary school achievements
July 8, 2019
The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child's early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study published in .
This research shows pre-schoolers whose parents regularly read and talked about books wit...
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Speech recognition technology is not a solution for poor readers
May 13, 2019
Could artificial intelligence be a solution for people who cannot read well (functional illiterates) or those who cannot read at all (complete illiterates)? According to psycholinguists, speech technology should never replace learning how to read. Researchers argue that literacy leads to a better...
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Neuroscientists discover neural mechanisms of developmental dyslexia
February 26, 2019
Developmental dyslexia is one of the most widespread learning disabilities. Different therapeutic approaches and learning strategies are used to tackle the reading and writing difficulties associated with dyslexia, but to-date it is impossible to cure dyslexia. Furthermore, for many affected indi...
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Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children
January 15, 2019
A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling.
Tasks which require audiovisual processing...
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Diving deeper into developmental dyslexia
January 14, 2019
Society for Neuroscience. "Diving deeper into developmental dyslexia: Results broaden understanding of common learning disability to include alterations in lower as well as higher brain structures." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 January 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/19011413083...
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Football players' concussions linked to dyslexia gene
October 23, 2018
A gene associated with dyslexia, a learning disorder, may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, reports a new study from Penn State University and Northwestern Medicine.
This is believed to be the first time that this gene has been implicated in concussion or mild trauma...
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Link found between resilience to dyslexia and gray matter in the frontal brain
July 24, 2018
Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in "decoding" -- navigating between the visual form and sounds of a written language. But a subset of dyslexic people, dubbed "resilient dyslexics," exhibit remarkably high levels of reading comprehension despite difficulties decoding...
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Yes! The brain can be trained to avoid dyslexia, study suggests
March 7, 2018
The ability of the brain to synchronize with the tone and intonation of speech influences how language is processed. This concludes a study by the Basque research center BCBL, whose results could help design more effective activities to train the brain in order to avoid future disorders such as d...
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US dyslexia policies ‘ignore scientific evidence’, expert says
March 5, 2018
Many of the current US Federal and State dyslexia laws should be scrapped as they ignore scientific evidence and privilege some poor readers at the expense of huge numbers of others, according to a leading expert in reading disability.
Professor Julian Elliott from Durham University i...
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