A new tool for Dyslexia online

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The tool provides the opportunity for users to underline words or highlight material on online texts and choose among 15 dyslexic friendly colors and font size options or a Text-to-Speech option, supporting almost all languages.

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Play games to improve dyslexia!

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A recent study published in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports reveals that these video games improve not only visual attention, but also verbal memory. The researchers have discovered that improvements in reading speed, following a few hours of playing a typical video action game is due to stimulation of specific brain circuits which improve, not only visual attention, but also memorizing words and language.

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Learn to read and change your brain

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A new study has found that deep areas of the brain are re-purposed to create the neural network necessary for acquiring literacy skills. Luckily, even the adult brain can undergo this process with relative ease.

if just a few months of literacy education can lead to fundamental changes in the thalamus, then the hypothesis that dyslexia may be caused by thalamus dysfunctions will need further study. One possible way of investigating this would be to check for thalamus dysfunction in preschool children (who have not yet begun to read) from families with a history of dyslexia.

 

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Kids with dyslexia more prone to social, emotional problems

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Children with dyslexia are more likely to encounter a range of social and emotional difficulties – such as feelings of anxiety, depression and low self-esteem – than their peers.

And having strong social support networks may help to buffer them against such negative outcomes.

These were the main findings of a study by the University College London (UCL), based on responses of 99 Primary 3 pupils with dyslexia across 13 primary schools here.

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Identify early vs diagnose early

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“We don’t recommend diagnosing earlier, what we recommend is identifying children at risk earlier,” Dr. Gaab says. “The idea is to identify who may struggle and then intervene as early as possible — in kindergarten, first grade or even before that — so that these children will have a less severe form of dyslexia or will never get diagnosed.”

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Learning to read changes the structure of your brain

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Learning to read profoundly transforms your brain, according to new research which sheds new light on disorders such as dyslexia. That’s because reading is such a new ability in human evolutionary history that our genes do not provide for a ‘reading area’ in our brains. As a result, the brain needs to reconfigure itself to create one, researchers say.

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Shapes and the environment how Dyslectics experience it

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Dyslexia could in part be due to difficulties in learning automatically and subconsciously how things fit together in the environment. This is the conclusion in a new study of a research team lead by Heiða María Sigurðardóttir, assistant professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Psychology, and in close collaboration with Árni Kristjánsson, professor at the same faculty. The study was published on 4 April in Scientific Reports.

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Word Learning deficits and where they come from

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Children with dyslexia evidence spoken word learning deficits, but their performance is highly dependent on manipulations and task demand, suggesting a processing trade-off between visuospatial and phonological demands.

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Musical Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a learning disability that occurs when the brain is unable to process written words, even when the person has had proper training in reading. Researchers debate the underlying causes and treatments, but the predominant theory is that people with dyslexia have a problem with phonological processing – the ability to see a symbol (a letter or a phoneme) and relate it to speech sounds. Dyslexia is difficult to diagnose, but it is thought to occur in up to 10% of the population.

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ADHD drug helps Dyslexia

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A new study of atomoxetine, a drug used to treat attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), was associated with improved reading skills among children 10-16 years of age with either dyslexia alone or with ADHD and dyslexia, compared to placebo.

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New tool found to help children with Dyslexia

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A study conducted at a top UK school has demonstrated that Microsoft’s OneNote, a digital notebook has helped dyslexic children to improve on their reading and spelling abilities. Microsoft teamed up with British Dyslexia Association (BDA) to lend school children Surface laptops in a Surrey school that specialises in teaching children with language related conditions. Twenty children with dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder, specific language impairment and autism took part in an eleven week trial to see if Microsoft technologies can benefit them.

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Dyslexia caused by bad teaching?

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Well, one Dutch professor thinks so.

Here is a quote:

‘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’.”

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Why do more Boys than Girls have dyslexia?

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“The fact that greater variability in males’ processing speed partly explains the sex difference in both dyslexia and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is very exciting, as it may prove to be a crucial clue in understanding brain differences that lead to the high rate of comorbidity between those two disorders,” said Dr. Anne Arnett, lead author of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry study.

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Early learning study starts

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The Early Learning Study at Harvard — which kicks off this spring and is set to last at least four and a half years, with plans for extension — will follow a demographically representative sample of three-year-olds from across Massachusetts, capturing their experiences in the actual settings in which they spend their time. Such a large-scale, population-based study would significantly enrich our current knowledge, which relies primarily on data from just a handful of small-scale studies, dating back to the 1960s and 1970s.

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Rapid Neural Adaptation at the root of Dyslexia

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According to new work from Tyler Perrachione, a Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences assistant professor of speech, language, and hearing sciences, and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital, problems with neural adaptation may be at the root of dyslexia

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A new way of looking at what causes Dyslexia

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Using MRI scans to monitor the brains of people who present with the condition, and those who don’t, researchers found a “really pronounced” difference in responses to a series of visual and audio cues.

The brains of people without dyslexia were more able to recognise repeated words or images in a process known as “neural adaptation”, while a “neural signature” was identified among dyslexics, whose brains displayed lower levels of “plasticity” – or response ability.

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Long term research about lenses for Dyslexia

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This is a study over 18 months in a school in de UK. But here is where I get some doubts:

The study, funded by a grant from the Leicester charity The Stoneygate Trust, was carried out over an 18-month period by SchoolVision, an independent organisation which provides diploma-based training for experienced optometrists to detect and treat the symptoms of dyslexia through the use of corrective spectacles.

That sounds like the organization who is already vested in helping dyslexia through lenses is not doing the research? How is that an independent organization?

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A new fast way to diagnose dyslexia

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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.

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Processing Rhythm is the issue!

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New research shows that poor reading skills among young children, regardless of whether they have dyslexia or low IQ and poor reading, are related to difficulties with the auditory processing of rhythm, although these difficulties are experienced in different ways.

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