I have a 3-month-old baby and have been reading to her from the day she was born. My husband has dyslexia and I’m concerned that she may have inherited it. Will this prevent it?
I wish there was a guarantee that your baby wouldn’t inherit her dad’s “reading gene” but there isn’t. Whether she has a genetic predisposition to dyslexia has no direct relationship to what you are doing.
As research about dyslexia brings more information to light, best practices are evolving, including the recommendation for universal screening in kindergarten and first grade in order to address the issue before greater gaps in vocabulary and general knowledge put students farther behind educationally and emotionally, District Administration reports.
A study has been carried out by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), associating auditory processing in children to their reading skills. The results offer a new approach for detecting the risk before the children learn to read.
Stanislas Dehaene outlines in his book, “Reading in the Brain,” our brains were not originally designed to read.Our brains were designed to hunt for food and look out for predators, not to create meaning from symbols on paper.
This mother doesn’t believe public schools are doing everything they can to educate students with dyslexia. For example, she said, schools measure a child’s growth from year to year, but they’re not comparing that growth with that of an average student to ensure they’re closing the gap.
‘They just don’t practice enough,’ she told the paper, advocating daily dictation lessons. ‘Children need to have the rules of spelling firmly in their heads. For example, that a g sound before a t is almost always a ‘ch’ and not a ‘g’.”
The Understood organization has a great article about how the IDEA Protects your children. Don’t miss it, read it and make sure you understand your rights under the law to ensure your child gets the best support possible.
No it is not because there are fewer children in Texas that need special education but due to a misguided sticking to budgeted percentages of how many children will receive services. Read the horrible story and see the shameful statistics.
The questions is always, who will detect dyslexia first. In our link for today, a message from a family doctor who makes the point that, in case the school does not pick up the signs, family doctors will be a great resource for you too.
Undergrads are assessing how lab rats negotiate a maze, which is similar to a virtual maze that children will navigate with a joystick on a computer screen. Testing these mice is a forerunner to testing the children for dyslexia, and the specific test that Dr. Gabel has constructed is a groundbreaking one, to be sure.
The goal of this test is to check for neurodiverse / neurotypical traits in adults. The neurodiversity classification can be used to give a reliable indication of autism spectrum traits prior to eventual diagnosis.
Dyslexia is a ‘hidden disability’ that is experienced by up to one in 10 of the UK working population. It is a complex condition affecting reading, writing, verbal memory and processing but it is often misunderstood as simply being about ‘poor spelling’.