Does ‘dyslexia’ disable teachers?
January 8, 2015
Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.
Update: Middle School Readers Need More Precise RTI Screenings, Study Finds
January 4, 2015


Happy middle school readers are all alike, but unhappy readers are unhappy in their own ways. Even response-to-intervention models, which are intended to deliver more individualized support to students, may not be screening comprehensively enough to help strug...
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Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story
December 1, 2014
Brain scans of Harry Potter readers yield computational model of readingSome people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy...
Parents Sue N.Y. School Districts, Medical Responders Over Football Player's Death
November 3, 2014


The parents of a 16-year-old who died last fall from football-related brain trauma are suing the New York school districts he played for and the medical responders who tended to him the night he sustained his fatal injury.
Damon Janes, a running back fo...
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Learning to talk is in the genes
September 18, 2014
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.
Brain study shows dyslexia impacts mathematical processing
September 16, 2014
In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia to difficulty with math.
Nucleotide change could initiate Fragile X Syndrome
September 1, 2014
Researchers reveal how the alteration of a single nucleotide -- the basic building block of DNA -- could initiate fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of intellectual disability. The study appears in .
Fragile X syndrome is caused by a defect in a gene on the X chromosom...
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Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain
September 1, 2014
A new study in Biological Psychiatry maps the circuitry of dyslexiaDyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that...
Disrupted network connections found in the dyslexic brain
September 1, 2014
Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don't...
UK dyslexia charities should present a more balanced view about expensive lenses to improve reading
August 20, 2014
UK dyslexia charities should give a more balanced account of the evidence for coloured overlays and lenses in dyslexia say experts on thebmj.com today.
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