The Doctor with Dyslexia

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For a recent paper in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, Jean Robson at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary in Dumfries, UK, and colleagues interviewed seven dyslexic first-year physicians in the Scottish National Health Service. Most said they had not disclosed their dyslexia and had experienced difficulty with communication, time-management and anxiety. (The paper is online here: bmj.co/1LKRIB4.)

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Middle schoolers develop a dyslexia app

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A group of Plano middle schoolers wants to help those with the reading disability by developing a mobile app that will allow users to customize text to their specific needs.

 

“Dyslexia is a really big problem in the world,” said David Yue, 13. “It doesn’t mean that someone is not smart. They just have a disability or a neurological misfiring that doesn’t allow them to read as well as other people. We wanted to give every dyslexic a chance to be able to excel in school and all the activities they do.”

 

Yue and fellow eighth-graders from Rice Middle School developed the concept for an app called Mind Glass as part of a Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The team was one of eight national winners, earning $20,000 for the school and the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionals from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to build the app.

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The Brain can correct for Dyslexia

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Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders — autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and specific language impairment (SLI) — appear to compensate for dysfunction by relying on a single powerful and nimble system in the brain known as declarative memory.

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