Dyslexia

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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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Dyslexia
January 10, 2019


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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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Dyslexia does not reduce pass rates for UK GP licensing exam
February 12, 2018
UK GPs with dyslexia are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts, a new study has found.
The Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) is part of the qualification needed to become a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) and...
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Dyslexia: When spelling problems impair writing acquisition
November 28, 2017
Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which affects the ability to adopt the automatic reflexes needed to read and write. Several studies have sought to identify the source of the problems encountered by individuals with dyslexia when they read. Little attention, however, has been paid to the mechani...
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