3D Printing Tools for Treating Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is not an uncommon disorder, and it affects only writing, not speech or any other aspect of life. It is frequently diagnosed in early childhood, and specialized teaching devices are used to treat it. In a paper entitled “Design and production of plastic parts for read-write didactic equipment using 3D printer,” a group of researchers discusses using 3D printing to design and produce parts of this teaching equipment.

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Dyslexia in Montana

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Montana is one of three states that has no laws relating to dyslexia, a disability that makes reading and sometimes writing difficult.

For state Sen. Cary Smith, R-Billings, who has a granddaughter diagnosed with dyslexia, the issue “is very close to me.”

Smith plans to introduce a bill or bills pertaining to dyslexia in the 2019 legislative session.

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Helping students with dyslexia

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Researchers estimate that dyslexia affects between 5 and 12 percent of the U.S. population — and as many as 80 percent of students who struggle with reading.

If you find that statistic startling, you’re not alone: It wasn’t until 2017 that New York State clarified that a diagnosis of dyslexia could be used in classifying students with a learning disability in order to determine eligibility for special education services and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

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Dyslexia for one family

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Hunches and gut feelings didn’t count for much in the more rigid world of public education, Ms. Bullock found over six long, frustrating years of watching her daughter flounder and then almost lose hope because of her condition. It was only this fall, at age 11, that Emma finally found a school that could provide the necessary amount of specialized instruction dyslexic kids like her need to learn to read, she said.

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Does dyslexia gene protect against concussions?

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Read the article in the link for today for the outcome of this remarkable research.

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“In dyslexia, you tend to have less defined wiring for processing spoken and written language,” Breiter said. “Dyslexics have a problem with that. Their wiring is more diffuse in this system. Future studies could directly test if diffuse wiring is better able to absorb a shock wave than clearly defined wiring.”

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