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This Finger-Mounted Device Offers Reading to the Visually Impaired

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:56:24 +0100

These days most of us have tampered with the invention of speech-to-text — a relatively novel software revelation that allows users to text hands-free. But what if that software could be reversed in an effort to bring words to life for the visually impaired? That’s what researchers at the MIT Media Lab are trying to achieve through their new finger-mounted reading device that works to convert written text into synthesized speech in real time. The new prototype uses software to provide feedback, either tactile or audible, that can guide the user’s finger along a line of text while reading out the corresponding words in real time. The group of MIT researchers created two variations of the device that will help guide the user’s fingers over the words as they read. The first iteration ...

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Wyss Center announces collaboration with CorTec

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) The Wyss Center, a non-profit neurotechnology translation organization, has signed a partnership agreement with German medical engineering company, CorTec. The partners will work together on research, design and development of a device for continuous, long-term, monitoring of the brain's electrophysiological signals for clinical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The planned device will sit on the skull, beneath the skin and has potential uses in epilepsy monitoring, tinnitus regulation through neurofeedback, neuromodulation for dyslexia and other brain circuit disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Reading to teach and heal: More books for 8-12 year olds

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:13:15 +0100

The holiday season is a time to reflect, find gratitude and show kindness, especially to those who may be struggling. It’s also a great time to escape the chaos and hunker down with a good book. Why not do both? Today, there are more and more books about children and teens coping with physical and mental health issues that help young readers empathize with these characters but also relate, especially if they’re faced with a similar condition. We’ve selected five books that will not only make great gifts for the kids on your list, but also will stay with them long after those holiday decorations are put away. Swing Sideways By: Nanci Turner Steveson For ages: 11 and up Medical condition: Eating disorder In this moving debut novel, 14-year-old Annie suffers from an eating disorde...



Action video games to fight dyslexia

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

The objective is to use the most useful elements of videogames in new software without violent connotations that help to treat this cognitive disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Dyslexia: When spelling problems impair writing acquisition

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(CNRS) Several studies have sought to identify the source of the problems encountered by individuals with dyslexia when they read. Little attention has been paid to the mechanisms involved in writing. Researchers decided to look at the purely motor aspects of writing in children diagnosed with dyslexia. Their results show that orthographic processing in children with dyslexia is so laborious that it can modify or impair writing skills, despite the absence of dysgraphia in these children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Accident ahead? Difficulties of drivers with and without reading impairment recognising words and pictograms in variable message signs - Roca J, Tejero P, Insa B.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:18:22 +0100

A timely and accurate acquisition of the information provided by variable message signs (VMS) can be crucial while driving. In the current study, we assess the difficulties of adults with dyslexia acquiring the information shown in VMS and provide evidence... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Medical News Today: What is dyslexia in adults?

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100

A look at dyslexia in adults, a disability that affects reading and writing. Included is detail on the differences of dyslexia in adults and children. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



How to detect the risk of dyslexia before learning to read

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Almost 10 percent of the world population suffers dyslexia. Establishing an early diagnosis would allow the development of training programs to palliate this disorder. We now may be nearer to reaching this goal thanks to a study 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Rennes study: dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:14:22 +0100

Dyslexia in some people may be linked to round spots in both eyes, that indicate neither eye is dominant, according to a new study from the University of Rennes in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:58:03 +0100

Dyslexia in some people may be linked to round spots in both eyes, that indicate neither eye is dominant, according to a new study from the University of Rennes in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:48:22 +0100

Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the reasons for all dyslexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:42:00 +0100

People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows. (Source: The Scientist)



Dyslexia: scientists claim cause of condition may lie in the eyes

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:52:52 +0100

In people with the condition, light receptor cells are arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may confuse the brainFrench 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.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Is the answer to dyslexia in our eyes?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:14:04 +0100

Scientists at Oxford University have found that dyslexics have an unusual pattern of cells in their eyes which makes letters appear back to front. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:59:58 +0100

Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates of recidivism are higher for youth than for adults; for youth, 75% are rearrested within 3 years. Detained youth have a higher risk of mortality at 4x the general populati...

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How brothers with dyslexia learned to love reading

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:44:59 +0100

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'Dyspraxia is like the physical version of dyslexia'

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:47:26 +0100

Stephanie Guidera suffers with dyspraxia, but the 26-year-old has overcome the disorder to continue life as a classical singer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Dyslexia centre founder convicted in Quebec of assessing disorder without licence

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:52:43 +0100

A woman who operates a dyslexia centre in Ottawa has been convicted in Quebec of assessing mental disorders without the proper medical qualifications. (Source: CBC | Health)



Postural control in children with dyslexia: effects of emotional stimuli in a dual-task environment - Goul ème N, Gerard CL, Bucci MP.

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:17:29 +0100

The aim of this study was to compare the visual exploration strategies used during a postural control task across participants with and without dyslexia. We simultaneously recorded eye movements and postural control while children were viewing different ty... (Source: SafetyLit)



Dyslexia – what does it mean and how can you help?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:11:08 +0100

UNISON has launched a new online training module to help union members and activists support colleagues who have, or suspect they have, dyslexia and to better understand the condition. It is a short, informal module, designed to allow learners to work through an overview of the topic at their own pace, and features a series of activities and video interviews with UNISON members. It explores what it’s like to have dyslexia and the legal obligations and protections for people with the condition. It also includes tips on making union branch communications dyslexia-friendly. It and similar online modules can be found on the web at learning.unison.org.uk. This is a member-only site and you will need to register if you haven’t already. There is a prompt that will take you to an easy-to-use r...

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Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0100

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT neuroscientists have found that dyslexic children from lower income families responded much better to a summer reading program than children from a higher socioeconomic background. Using MRI data, the team also found anatomical changes in the brains of children whose reading abilities improved -- in particular, a thickening of the cortex in parts of the brain known to be involved in reading. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Tell me what languages you know and I'll tell you how you read

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:20:08 +0100

The languages we speak influence several factors that we rely on for our ability to read, such as visual attention and phonological processes. So concludes a new study that could have implications in teaching and in the diagnosis of dyslexia and other reading problems. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Richard Branson Shares Details About His Experience With Dyslexia

Tue, 02 May 2017 22:26:07 +0100

Richard Branson wants people to think of dyslexia as an asset, not a weakness. The founder of Virgin recently described his experience with the disorder in a blog post for the U.K.’s Sunday Times, right before launching a new charity for dyslexia on Tuesday.  Branson wrote that his dyslexia was “treated as a handicap” in school, which he stopped attending as a teenager. “There were some subjects where I drew a complete blank,” he wrote. “[Math] just didn’t make sense to me. I once did an IQ test and the questions seemed absurd. For years I hadn’t been able to work out the difference between gross and net.” However, the symptoms of dyslexia ― like slow reading, confusion with math and difficulty processing...



What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:31:07 +0100

A new study has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. Their research reveals how individual neurons coordinate with neural populations to anticipate events, a process that is impaired in many neurological and psychiatric disorders such as dyslexia, schizophrenia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

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Swedish startup Optolexia raises $5.6M to take eye-tracking software for dyslexia screening to US

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:22:48 +0100

Swedish startup Optolexia, which makes a digital test to screen for dyslexia in children, has raised $5.6 million (5.2 million euros) in a round led by Gabriel Urwitz, CEO of private equity group Segulah. The Pomona Group also contributed to the round, and the funding will be used to launch Optolexia ’s service in the United States. (Source: mobihealthnews)



A Special Learning Journey Cut Short

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:08:14 +0100

Students at the St Pius X Resource Centre in Malawi for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Credit: Charity Chimungu Phiri/IPSBy Charity Chimungu PhiriBLANTYRE, Malawi, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)When building a house, it’s critical to lay a strong foundation. The same applies to education, with studies showing that children who attend early learning centers perform better in school than those who do not.In Malawi, a 2003 national survey found that only 18.8 percent of school-age children with disabilities were attending class. More than twice as many of the same age group without disabilities (41.1 percent) attended school. This was mainly attributed to the lack of a disability-friendly environment."Since many children come from poor families, parents are often faced with the d...



Childhood Lead Exposure Can Change The Course Of A Life

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:47:43 +0100

This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:37:31 +0100

There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



The genius in people with learning disabilities

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:37:31 +0100

There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Nurse writes debut book to help children battle dyslexia

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:47:00 +0100

A nurse who was tormented as a child because of her dyslexia has published her first book in her bid to help youngsters with the condition. (Source: Nursing Times)



Study provides clues to the sex difference in dyslexia

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(Wiley) For reasons that are unclear, males are diagnosed with dyslexia more often than females. Researchers have now found that this may be due to males' lower average and more variable reading performance relative to females.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Dyslexia linked to shorter memory trace of previous stimuli

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:13:18 +0100

Researchers have provided new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing difficulties. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Widespread Dysfunction of Neural Adaptation in Dyslexia Widespread Dysfunction of Neural Adaptation in Dyslexia

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:51:42 +0100

Dysfunction of rapid neural adaptation may underlie impaired reading development in adults and children with dyslexia, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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How the brain processes faces from sight to recognition

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 02:12:28 +0100

Researchers used highly sophisticated brain imaging tools and computational methods to measure the real-time brain processes that convert the appearance of a face into the recognition of an individual. They are hopeful that the findings might be used in the near future to locate the exact point at which the visual perception system breaks down in different disorders and injuries, ranging from developmental dyslexia to prosopagnosia, or face blindness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Researchers map how the brain processes faces from sight to recognition

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0100

(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers used highly sophisticated brain imaging tools and computational methods to measure the real-time brain processes that convert the appearance of a face into the recognition of an individual. They are hopeful that the findings might be used in the near future to locate the exact point at which the visual perception system breaks down in different disorders and injuries, ranging from developmental dyslexia to prosopagnosia, or face blindness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



People with dyslexia have other brain differences, study finds

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:28:25 +0100

Brain scans reveal that people with dyslexia respond differently to sensory and visual info, not just written words (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:00:00 +0100

Title: 'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of DyslexiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/21/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Dyslexia breakthrough as MIT doctors discover sufferer's brains are less 'plastic'

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 23:11:32 +0100

A team of MIT neuroscientists found that the brains of people with dyslexia have a diminished ability to acclimate to a repeated input, like seeing the same word a number of times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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'Groundbreaking' research offers clues to cause of dyslexia

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:17:09 +0100

Amy Norton, HealthDay News People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Dyslexia Clues

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:50:46 +0100

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information (Source: WebMD Health)



' Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0100

Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Learning Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Dyslexics show a difference in sensory processing

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:55:17 +0100

Neuroscientists have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to new study. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person's voice or images of faces and objects, as a way to make processing more efficient. But for individuals with dyslexia, the researchers found that adaptation was on average about half that of those without the disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



' Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:12:56 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests. Using specialized brain imaging, scientists found that adults and children with dyslexia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Stephen Gaynor School Shares Benefits of Performing Arts Education for Students With Learning Differences

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 13:37:39 +0100

Award-winning actor with dyslexia, Mark Ruffalo, shares his insight on the importance of the performing arts for students with learning differences (Source: Disabled World)



Distinctive brain pattern may underlie dyslexia

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0100

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why these individuals have difficulty learning to read, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Dyslexics show a difference in sensory processing

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0100

(Cell Press) Neuroscientists have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to study published Dec. 21 in Neuron. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person's voice or images of faces and objects, as a way to make processing more efficient. But for individuals with dyslexia, the researchers found that adaptation was on average about half that of those without the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Research unlocks clues to language-based learning in children

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:31:38 +0100

One in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities -- one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols. Now, a new study that focuses on typically learning children, has found a link between'working memory'and how children learn. Researchers feel this discovery may later help educators uncover new ways to teach children with learning disabilities. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Lloyd Everitt's dyslexic means he has to replace his Casualty scripts with pictures

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:23:07 +0100

The actor, who plays Jez Andrews in BBC's Casualty, wasn't diagnosed until he was an adult studying at  drama school in Cardiff. Now, he has basically developed his own written language. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Research unlocks clues to language-based learning in children

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Missouri-Columbia) According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, one in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities -- one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri that focuses on typically learning children, has found a link between 'working memory' and how children learn. Researchers feel this discovery may later help educators uncover new ways to teach children with learning disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:05:00 +0100

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it? (Source: NPR Health and Science)



'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 13:39:00 +0100

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters. (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:07:13 +0100

It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers. (Source: NPR Health and Science)



New glasses treatment to treat patients with dyslexia

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:21:34 +0100

RESEARCH at a small primary school in Devon could transform the lives of millions of dyslexia sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Undiagnosed and misunderstood, students with dyslexia face stigma and shame

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0100

A coalition of parents with dyslexic children is demanding national guidelines in Canadian schools, including mandatory training for teachers and compulsory assessment for dyslexia in kindergarten. (Source: CBC | Health)



Voices: Jay Leno ’ s Advice for My Dyslexic Son

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 11:00:01 +0100

Successful people with dyslexia told my son that there was no secret to success — except persistence, humor, improvisation and grit. (Source: NYT Health)



Atomoxetine improves critical reading skills in children with dyslexia

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0100

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study shows significant improvement in critical components of reading, including decoding and vocabulary, among children treated with atomoxetine compared to placebo. Atomoxetine treatment was also associated with significant reductions in symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with both dyslexia and ADHD or ADHD alone, as reported in the study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Why your BIRTH MONTH could raise your autism risk: Babies lacking the 'sunshine vitamin' are more likely to have learning disabilities

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 04:13:06 +0100

Last week, researchers at Cambridge and Glasgow universities found that babies conceived between January and March are more likely to have learning difficulties such as autism or dyslexia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



The Power Of The Gut

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:47:55 +0100

As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two decades, I began seeing an increasing incidence of hormonal and immune dysregulations in my patients. Also, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and obesity began showing up in unprecedented numbers. A few years ago, I became aware of the ongoing research on the human gut microbiome. Much of the published researched explained what I was seeing in my clinical practice as linked to a disrupted gut biome. As I began applying the recommended protocols to healing the microbiome of my patients, I was amazed at the clinical improvements I witnessed in a relatively short time, both in symptoms and blood levels associated with inflammation, autoi...

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‘Don’t let dyslexia hold you back’

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:58:39 +0100

In kindergarten, while other students were beginning to read books, Josh Thibeau was still learning the alphabet. “I thought, I can’t read so why even try. I thought it was a waste of time.” Five to 17 percent of all children in the U.S. have developmental dyslexia. Josh is one of them. Children with dyslexia — often caused by some difference in normal brain development and damage to the brain — have trouble with comprehension because they can’t read text accurately or fluently. Josh, now 14, has four other siblings, three of whom also have dyslexia. “We are very fortunate because if Josh had been a first child, we would not have noticed any of the signs,” says Josh’s mom Janet Thibeau. During his early years in school, Josh found it difficult to keep up with his classmat...



Dyslexia

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:00:00 +0100

(Reading Disorder) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)



Utilizing the ecological integration model to understand parental abuse of children with dyslexia - Hurford DP, Renner LP, Nitcher SP, Fender AC.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:17:25 +0100

Fuller-Thomson and Hooper recently found that 35% of adults with dyslexia reported that they had experienced physical abuse as children compared to 7% of adults who did not have dyslexia. Belsky's Ecological Integration Model of Child Abuse which consists ... (Source: SafetyLit)



'Shark Tank' star takes a bite out of dyslexia

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:50:04 +0100

I was around age 6 when a troublesome fact began to surface in my life. I wasn't learning how to read along with the other kids, and it became a source of incredible frustration for my mother and my teachers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Woman Launches Hunger Strike Over How Princeton Handled Her Disability

Thu, 05 May 2016 18:41:45 +0100

This article has been updated with a comment from Pullan.  _______ Tyler Kingkade covers higher education and is based in New York. You can contact him at tyler.kingkade@huffingtonpost.com, or find him on Twitter: @tylerkingkade.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)

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The reading test that shows you what it's like to be dyslexic

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:07:39 +0100

The font was created by Daniel Britton, a 25-year-old designer from Kent last year and he has now raised enough money to create a Dyslexia Awareness Pack to be sent to schools. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



This is what reading is like if you have dyslexia

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:15:01 +0100

One in five people suffer from it and famous figures from Tom Cruise to Richard Branson have spoken at length about how it has affected their lives. (Source: CNN.com - Health)






What it's REALLY like to read with dyslexia: Simulator reveals how letters and words appear to people with the condition

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:40:46 +0100

Swedish web developer Victor Widell came up with the idea of simulating what it is like to read with dyslexia after his friend told him letters seemed to swap in out of place when she looked at the words. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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This is what reading is like if you have dyslexia

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:58:25 +0100

One in five people suffer from it and famous figures from Tom Cruise to Richard Branson have spoken at length about how it has affected their lives. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



To Your Health: NLM update: NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Winter 2016

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 05:16:21 +0100

Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Winter 2016. The transcript is also available. The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers dyslexia, Parkinson's disease, as well as Crohn's disease. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)



'Harry Potter helped me beat dyslexia' says writer Stephanie Wickens

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:32:41 +0100

Stephanie Wickens, 26, from London, says her condition meant she was bullied and humilated at school, so always felt 'stupid'. But the novels helped ignite a love of reading and learning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



If you start screening sperm donors for dyslexia, where do you stop? | Anne Perkins

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:56:09 +0100

News that a London clinic is rejecting dyslexic donors raises questions about the line between avoiding disease and seeking unattainable genetic perfectionIn the last season of The Bridge, the main plot hinged on the actions of the vengeful son of a sperm donor. It raised a host of unsettling questions about the obligations of biological fathers and the rights of their children. Related: Dyslexic donors turned away from largest UK sperm bank Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Washington Vision Therapy Center Treats Symptoms of Dyslexia

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:11:36 +0100

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What It's Like to Be Allergic to Water

Tue, 03 Nov 2015 00:45:13 +0100

(Photo-Illustration: Photos: Corbis) By Alexa Tsoulis-Reay In 1963, a 15-year-old girl presented herself to a pair of dermatologists in Pennsylvania complaining that she'd broken out in angry, red lesions after a session of waterskiing. That first mysterious outbreak became a trend: Blotchy, itchy hives would pop up all over her limbs every time she took a bath, went swimming, or perspired heavily. The doctors conducted a series of tests to rule out obvious possible triggers like cold and, using a hand towel soaked in distilled water, identified a condition called aquagenic urticaria: Sufferers are so sensitive to pure water it causes them to erupt in hives within minutes of exposure. The doctors were perplexed, noting in their report that "water is the most trusted compound in the unive...



Early intervention in dyslexia can narrow achievement gap

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:42:16 +0100

Data demonstrate marked differences already present in first grade between typical and dyslexic readers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Early intervention in dyslexia can narrow achievement gap, UC Davis study says

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:00:00 +0100

(University of California - Davis) Data demonstrate marked differences already present in first grade between typical anddyslexic readers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Decoding Dyslexia RI - Dyslexia Awareness Month Event

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:09:49 +0100

Decoding Dyslexia RI announces its collaboration with Rhode Island Advocacy for Children to organize and informative evening with top experts speaking on what challenges the state of Rhode Island faces when it comes to serving students with language based learning differences. This event will be held at: Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, in Warwick, RI From: 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. (Source: Disabled World)



Gov. Signs New California Dyslexia Laws

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:31:05 +0100

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed important legislation (AB 1369 - Frazier, D - Oakley) aimed at helping dyslexic children in California public schools. This is the first time in over 20 years that dyslexia legislation has been enacted in the State of California. (Source: Disabled World)

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

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:10:50 +0100

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. Scientists investigated how procedural learning how individuals with dyslexia learn speech sound categories. They found that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Impaired driving performance as evidence of a magnocellular deficit in dyslexia and visual stress - Fisher C, Chekaluk E, Irwin J.

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 21:48:45 +0100

High comorbidity and an overlap in symptomology have been demonstrated between dyslexia and visual stress. Several researchers have hypothesized an underlying or causal influence that may account for this relationship. The magnocellular theory of dyslexia ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))



Modern Design Competition Allows Middle School Students to Invent and Patent their Own Creations

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 22:07:03 +0100

(From left to right) One of the 2015 runner-up teams, Braille Boys & Annie, the winning team, Team Storm, and the second runner-up team, LEGO Lions. Filing for a patent can be a daunting process: the paperwork involved is so loaded with legal jargon that hiring a patent lawyer or taking patent law classes is suggested; picking and choosing a filing strategy is often a confusing and expensive mess; even deciding which patent category your invention falls under can be bewildering. Bottom line: the patent process is a nightmare for an adult, let alone younger patrons. Fortunately FIRST--an organization dedicated to bringing STEM programs and activities to young students--is giving middle schoolers an opportunity to invent and patent their own designs without any of these obstacles. One of ...



Are There Really Benefits to Writing Things By Hand?

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:20:50 +0100

Most office-working adults in America spend their days hunched over a computer, tapping at keys to form words on a screen. Very few use a notebook or spend time writing. Even those of us whose professional occupation is “writer” tend to spend far less time writing with a pen in hand than they do typing. Of course, as with so many things that are perceived as old-timey, writing by hand has become if not a modern necessity, then a trend. Cursive lessons have become all the vogue in some circles and is credited with helping dyslexic students. J. K. Rowling famously wrote the Harry Potter series on napkins. Handwriting has been elevated to the highest levels of art, be it the digitally collected ecriture infinie or Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit on artist Jean-Michel Basquiat̵...



Computer games can pick up dyslexia in minority pupils

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:35:20 +0100

While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on important help. Researchersare studying whether a computer game can pick up dyslexia in pupils from minority groups. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

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Graduating grandfather celebrates degree, aged 69

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:30:00 +0100

A 69-year-old grandfather from Bristol has graduated after his dyslexia was finally diagnosed six years ago. Despite having a love of reading, Richard Abraham left school at 15 with no qualifications and had never written an essay in his life. (Source: University of Bristol news)



Designer Creates A Font That Emulates The Frustrations Of Dyslexia

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:50:40 +0100

Unlike most fonts, which prioritize easy and swift readability, graphic designer Daniel Britton's recent creation does just the opposite. Meant to raise awareness for dyslexia, the font strips letters of their qualities that make them easily recognizable. An "A" is transformed to resemble an upside-down "V"; a "D" is turned into a backwards "C." The result is a jumble of shapes that takes extra time and concentration to interpret. In a description of the font on his site, Britton writes, "What this typeface does is break down the reading time of a non-dyslexic down to the speed of a dyslexic. I wanted to make non-dyslexic people understand what it is like to read with the condition and to recreate the frustration and embarrassment of reading everyday text." Britton himself has dyslexia, ...



New font simulates dyslexia by making words almost impossible to read

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:19:31 +0100

Daniel Britton, 25, from Hartley, Kent, created the new font which slows the reader down, simulating the 'frustration and embarrassment' of trying to read text with dyslexia, he told MailOnline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Vision Problems Rare in Children With DyslexiaVision Problems Rare in Children With Dyslexia

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:44:19 +0100

Vision-based interventions are unlikely to improve severe reading impairment. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Dyslexia unrelated to eye sight, study says

Tue, 26 May 2015 18:20:14 +0100

Stephen FellerBRISTOL, England, May 26 (UPI) -- Dyslexia is not connected to bad eyesight, according to a study that confirms what scientists have long thought. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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Dyslexia in Kids Not Caused by Vision Problems (CME/CE)

Tue, 26 May 2015 16:06:01 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- No association found between vision abnormalities and reading impairment. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study

Tue, 26 May 2015 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/25/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)



Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems

Mon, 25 May 2015 13:00:00 +0100

Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Learning Disorders, Vision Impairment and Blindness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)



Dyslexia and sight: the wider view

Mon, 25 May 2015 06:05:00 +0100

There is widespread belief in the scientific community that dyslexia, which affects around 375,000 UK children and has a lifelong impact on learning, is not caused by sight problems. However, many practitioners and professional bodies offer dyslexic children eye treatments and routine eye checks to ensure glasses are offered if necessary and then that no further testing is needed. A new study, led by the universities of Bristol and Newcastle, which analysed the eye test results of 5,822 children found that the majority of the dyslexic children had perfect vision. (Source: University of Bristol news)

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Dyslexia 'not linked to eyesight'

Mon, 25 May 2015 05:20:26 +0100

There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



The Girl Who Taught Me to Spell the Word 'Love'

Tue, 19 May 2015 20:03:43 +0100

In my 49 years on this planet, I have had the chance to meet some amazing people and make a lot of good friends. Some have lasted beyond time and circumstance, while others have ended naturally after school, or a move or job change. A few ended painfully. But there is one friend whose effect on me was so profound that I think of her often. Carol and I were in the same afternoon kindergarten class. She was my ideal of what a girl should look and be like. Her long, brown hair hung down to her waist, and she possessed the all-American face I longed for myself. She had the ability to make friends easily and always managed to look neat and pretty. If Carol was a polished pearl, I was a diamond in the rough. I couldn't stay clean if I was kept under glass. My hair never looked right, no mat...



The last word on dyslexia?

Sat, 09 May 2015 06:00:32 +0100

Dyslexia is not just an issue for 'middle-class mothers whose children aren't as bright as they'd wished'. Eleanor Doughty talks to neuroscientist Usha Goswami (Source: Telegraph Health)



Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia, dysgraphia

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:19:19 +0100

Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study. Researchers say the findings prove that using a single category of learning disability to qualify for special education services is not scientifically supported. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)



Foundation Doctors and DyslexiaFoundation Doctors and Dyslexia

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:56:48 +0100

A new study explores the difficulties associated with dyslexia experienced by foundation doctors, and how they find support. Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Overcoming the Shame of My Learning Disability

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:25:53 +0100

Leana Greene was six years old when she realized she was different. Despite trying hard every day to read and write, she found it continually difficult to spell words and process letters and later found out she had dyslexia. Now, Greene is the CEO of Kids In The House and shares how she overcame the hardship she faced and became a successful entrepreneur. (Source: Disabled World)



This 2-Minute Test Helps Parents Easily Figure Out If A Child Has A Concussion

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:49:15 +0100

A quick and simple test can identify concussions in children as young as 5 with an astonishing rate of success, according to a new study. So why aren’t people talking about it more? The King-Devick test, as it’s called, was originally developed in the 1970s as a way to detect dyslexia. But a new study out of New York University's Langone Concussion Center and published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology has found convincing evidence that it can also detect when athletes of all ages suffer a concussion -- and that it can do so even better than other commonly used tests. What’s most notable about the King-Devick test is its simplicity: It requires only a stopwatch (read: smartphone) and a few printed-out pieces of paper, and it can be administered by someone with no professional ...



Dyslexia Needn't Hold Doctors BackDyslexia Needn't Hold Doctors Back

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:38:09 +0100

Failing kindergarten was the first of many school struggles for Blake Charlton. Diagnosed with dyslexia, he was relegated to remedial classes that he barely passed. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)



Dyslexia needn’t hold doctors back

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:17:26 +0100

(Reuters Health) - - Failing kindergarten was the first of many school struggles for Blake Charlton. Diagnosed with dyslexia, he was relegated to remedial classes that he barely passed. Now, at 35, reading still poses a challenge. He’s a self-described “crummy” speller who manages written communications by relying on abbreviations. People who recall his academic difficulties are often surprised at the abbreviation that now follows his name: M.D. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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