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Dyslexia is thought to be one of the most common learning disorders. The condition mainly affects the way people read and spell words and can have symptoms that range from mild to severe. Children with dyslexia often have poor memory of spoken and written

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Atomoxetine improves critical reading skills in children with dyslexia

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows significant improvement in critical components of reading, including decoding and vocabulary, among children treated with atomoxetine compared to placebo.

Closing the dyslexia achievement gap

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 01:00:00 PDT

A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout school; therefore, it is critical to identify and provide effective...

Difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not a cause

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:00:00 PDT

The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions.

Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics

Wed, 27 May 2015 01:00:00 PDT

A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Nerve cells use each other as maps

Wed, 20 May 2015 03:00:00 PDT

When nerve cells form in an embryo they do not start off in the right place but have to be guided to their final position by navigating a kind of molecular and cellular "map" in order to function...

Classroom behaviour and dyslexia research

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:00:00 PDT

Bournemouth University lecturer Dr Julie Kirkby is investigating the significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom and how it affects the learning of Dyslexic children.

A brain system that appears to compensate for autism, OCD, and dyslexia

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders -- autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment -- appear to compensate...

Language study offers new twist on mind-body connection

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 01:00:00 PDT

Research from Northeastern professor of psychology Iris Berent and her colleagues finds that spoken language and motor systems are intricately linked -- though not in the way that has been widely...

Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PDT

UB researcher's findings point to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disordersThese images highlight the brain...

Does 'dyslexia' disable teachers?

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:00:00 PDT

Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.

Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Brain scans of Harry Potter readers yield computational model of readingSome people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy...

Learning to talk is in the genes

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy.

Brain study shows dyslexia impacts mathematical processing

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT

In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia to difficulty with math.

Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 PDT

A new study in Biological Psychiatry maps the circuitry of dyslexiaDyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that...

Disrupted network connections found in the dyslexic brain

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don't...

UK dyslexia charities should present a more balanced view about expensive lenses to improve reading

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT

UK dyslexia charities should give a more balanced account of the evidence for coloured overlays and lenses in dyslexia say experts on today.

New insights into how young and developing readers make sense of words

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Skilled readers are often able to make sense of words suffering from 'typos' and jumbled up letter orders as long as the beginning and end letters of the words are correct.

Dyscalculia: Burdened by blunders with numbers

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:00:00 PDT

Between 3 and 6% of schoolchildren suffer from an arithmetic-related learning disability.

Childhood stress reduced by natural-terrain schoolyards

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 PDT

Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children's stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder...

Researcher gives new meaning to semantics in reading

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT

For years a key way of diagnosing dyslexia has been how well a person reads aloud. Similarly, the reading skills of adult readers also have been assessed by having them read words aloud.

The same genes influence children's reading and math abilities

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT

New research from the UK finds that about half of genes that influence a child's reading ability can also affect their math capability.

Children with dyslexia at increased risk for physical abuse

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 PDT

Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the...

Brain taught how to hear by rhythmic bursts of electrical activity from cells in ear

Fri, 23 May 2014 01:00:00 PDT

A precise rhythm of electrical impulses transmitted from cells in the inner ear coaches the brain how to hear, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of...

Motion-sensing cells in the eye let the brain 'know' about directional changes

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:00:00 PDT

How do we "know" from the movements of speeding car in our field of view if it's coming straight toward us or more likely to move to the right or left?

Action video games may help people with dyslexia learn to read

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 PDT

In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater difficulty than typical readers do when it comes to managing competing sensory cues, according to a study reported in...