Schools still fail Dyslectics

Dyslexia: News from the web:

While scientists estimate that between 5 and 12 percent of children in the United States have dyslexia, just 4.5 percent of students in public schools are diagnosed with a “specific learning disability,” a category that includes dyslexia and other learning disabilities, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In addition, while schools routinely screen children for hearing impairment, a problem that occurs much less frequently than dyslexia, screening for dyslexia is rare.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

ADHD, Dyslexia, Athletes and Concussions

Dyslexia: News from the web:

Risk factors for concussion are plentiful—playing soccer, playing football, having a prior concussion, being female. In an addition to the scientific to-do list, a new report is calling for researchers and to pay attention to something else that seems to make concussions more likely: learning disabilities.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Deaf Children worse in reading compared with Dyslectics

Dyslexia: News from the web:

The British education system is neglecting the needs of severely and profoundly deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research from City, University of London.

In one of the largest studies of its kind, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the researchers found that over half of the  involved who communicated using spoken language and four fifths of those who used  had reading difficulties at least as severe as those faced by   with dyslexia, and in some cases they were more severe.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

A new view on Dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

Researchers used ultra-high-resolution structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion MRI, and probabilistic tractography to investigate the structural connections of the visual sensory pathway in dyslexia in vivo. They discovered that individuals with dyslexia have reduced structural connections in the direct pathway between the left visual thalamus (lateral geniculate nucleus [LGN]) and left middle temporal area V5/MT, but not between the left LGN and left primary visual cortex. In addition, left V5/MT-LGN connectivity strength correlated with rapid naming abilities—a key deficit in dyslexia .

These findings provide the first evidence of specific structural alterations in the connections between the sensory thalamus and cortex in developmental dyslexia. The results challenge current standard models and provide novel evidence for the importance of cortico-thalamic interactions in explaining dyslexia.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Dyslexia detection before you read?!

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

artificial eye dominance and dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

Researchers performed a reading test with their subjects. They used the fact that, although the brain presents us with one image, there is a delay between the the first eye forming an image and the second doing so. So, if you are sitting in a dark room and a page of letters is illuminated by a flashing light—the light flashes are too fast to perceive—then only one eye at a time can form an image. In this case, the brain should not be presented with conflicting images.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

It may be the eyes after all

Dyslexia: News from the web:

French scientists claim they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.

In people with the condition, the cells were arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may be to blame for confusing the brain by producing “mirror” images, the co-authors wrote in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

When learning to read is not easy

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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. 

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

A new tool for Dyslexia online

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Play games to improve dyslexia!

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Learn to read and change your brain

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

 

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Kids with dyslexia more prone to social, emotional problems

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Identify early vs diagnose early

Dyslexia: News from the web:

“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.”

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Learning to read changes the structure of your brain

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Shapes and the environment how Dyslectics experience it

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Word Learning deficits and where they come from

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

Musical Dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

ADHD drug helps Dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com

New tool found to help children with Dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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.

Read all about it HERE

Visit us at DyslexiaHeadlines.com
A service from Math and DyscalculiaServices.com