In addition to making essential learning tasks difficult, dyslexia is problematic because it’s hard to predict what children will be affected before they learn to read. While dyslexia isn’t correlated with low IQ levels, poor education, or physical impairments, new research suggests the disorder could be diagnosed before kids even learn to read by analyzing their […]
Research Finding Summary
The discovery of a disruption in the neural systems serving reading has significant implications for the acceptance of dyslexia as a valid disorder—a necessary condition for its identification and treatment. Brain-imaging findings provide, for the first time, convincing, irrefutable evidence that what has been considered a hidden disability is real, and these […]
When Liz Woody’s son Mason was in third grade, he struggled to read basic words. After Woody moved Mason to a specialized school, she set out to transform techniques to reach struggling readers.
Liz had heard about a school called Odyssey that promised to reach students with dyslexia through their physical senses. It didn’t matter […]
Computerized “brain training” programs marketed at young children make impressive claims—that they can help children learn better, that they improve children’s focus and memory, and that they can help children succeed in school.
Scientific evidence suggests that these claims are premature. Read the full article.
For children with dyslexia that have issues with working memory, such programs are unlikely to […]
As with all high level tasks, your brain generalizes simple, component parts (like turning letters into words and words into sentences) so it can focus on more complex tasks (like combining sentences into complex ideas). “We don’t catch every detail, we’re not like computers or NSA databases,” said psychologist Tom Stafford, who studies typos of the University of Sheffield […]
These stories never get old: Artist Overcomes Dyslexia: Creates Art to Inspire Everyone. But how the media frames them is so old, it is moldy.
Time and time again, these inspirational stories try to tell us that great things happen despite dyslexia. We would like to suggest that great things happen because of dyslexia.
The brain difference that causes dyslexia […]
Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor in Iowa, speaks to the importance of proper identification, early intervention, and how dyslexia played into his own success.
“It’s really because I’m a product of early intervention and being a person that had an educator for a mother. I could tell you with absolutely certainty that if […]
Dyslexia is well known as a condition that impacts on visual language processing, but recently a number of studies have discovered that it is accompanied by deficits in attention and perception.
As part of the study, just published online via the journal Neurocase, researchers monitored how adults with and without dyslexia responded to an ‘interference […]
According to Yvelette Stines, published author, teacher and blogger, dyslexia is simply a different way of learning. “Many people call it a disability, I call it an ability to learn a different way and accept it. Being dyslexic means you have to be creative, because you learn and process differently with the mind. Some […]
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