Dyslexia caused by bad teaching?

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Well, one Dutch professor thinks so.

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‘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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The date of your birth is important when you have a learning disability

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The lack of vitamin D in children conceived in winter, makes all the difference according to a new study. If we could solve that seasonal fluctuation we could reduce the number of learning disabilities by 11%.

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Research on animals and humans about dylexia

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Today’s presented research goes in detail about the underlying molecular mechanisms  of dyslexia but an interesting twist in the story is that the differences that they have found between tests with rats, mice and humans may actually point to species specific difference.

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Avoid learning issues, get enough sleep

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If it will prevent Dyslexia I don’t know but here is breaking consensus about how much sleep our children need.

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The panel found that sleeping fewer than the recommended hours is associated with attention, behavior and learning problems.

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Seeing words as pictures

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Skilled readers can quickly recognize words when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts which functions separately from an area that processes the sounds of written words, say neuroscientists. The visual dictionary idea rebuts a common theory that our brain needs to “sound out” words each time we see them.

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Neuro Technology and Dyslexia

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John Donoghue wants to fix your brain.

As director at the Wyss Center, Donoghue works in the field of neurotechnology – brain computer interfaces. While it sounds like the stuff of sci-fi, it’s not as distant a prospect as the idea might suggest. Cochlear implants, helping the deaf hear again, are a relatively common example, but Donoghue’s work goes a lot further.

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What causes the difference between dyslectics?

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Variants in DCDC2 and several other neural migration genes are associated with dyslexia and may contribute to auditory processing deficits. In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that RNAi suppression of Dcdc2 in rats causes abnormal cortical responses to sound and impaired speech sound discrimination. In the current study, rats were subjected in utero to RNA interference targeting of the gene Dcdc2 or a scrambled sequence.

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