Digging deeper in the brain

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Neuroscientists at Technische Universität Dresden discovered a novel, non-invasive imaging-based method to investigate the visual sensory thalamus, an important structure of the human brain and point of origin of visual difficulties in diseases such as dyslexia and glaucoma. The new method could provide an in-depth understanding of visual sensory processing in both health and disease in the near future.

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How white noise can help dyslexia

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A study among Swedish school children found evidence that visual and auditory white noise can help children with reading difficulties perform reading tasks. Performance benefits were most evident for visual white noise, which improved children’s performance during both reading and word recall. The findings were published in the journal Brain and Behavior.

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Helping students with dyslexia through music

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A new app will soon help more than 50,000 Israeli students learn English through an innovative app that immerses them in popular music. Getting kids to interact with the words in real life through music is a very effective learning tool, and we are finding that dyslexic and special education students are responding especially well

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A firefighter with dyslexia

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He always wanted to do the role after firefighters saved his life following a serious road traffic collision when he was 10-years-old but he was worried that his dyslexia would hold him back from being successful.

“It’s been the complete opposite,” says Bradley. “Dyslexia didn’t hold me back and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service has been amazing. So many people and teams have helped me so much and were able to give me support for the written and practical assessments. 

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Early Bird chosen as early literacy screening instrument

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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has chosen EarlyBird as an approved early literacy screening assessment. Developed and scientifically validated at Boston Children’s Hospital in partnership with faculty at the Florida Center for Reading Research, EarlyBird is a game-based screener that brings together all the relevant predictors of reading in one easy-to-administer assessment.

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