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New Finding Contradicts Information About Dyslexia

from https://preview.tinyurl.com/y48dazc4 A real human brain is suspended in liquid with a to-scale skeleton, central nervous system, and human silhouette carved into acrylic. (Ben Birchall/AP) The cerebellum does not affect reading ability in people with dyslexia, according to a new study that challenges a controversial theory. The cerebellum is a brain structure traditionally involved in… Continue reading New Finding Contradicts Information About Dyslexia

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Breaking news! Human rights commission launches inquiry into reading levels among Ontario students

BY MICHELLE MCQUIGGE THE CANADIAN PRESS The announcement is scheduled for Thursday morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel TORONTO – Troubling statistics around literacy rates among Ontario elementary school students have prompted a public inquiry into issues affecting those with reading disabilities, the province’s human rights watchdog announced Thursday. The Ontario Human Rights Commission said data from the province’s Education… Continue reading Breaking news! Human rights commission launches inquiry into reading levels among Ontario students

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Billionaire Richard Branson: Dyslexia helped me to become successful

Published Mon, Oct 7 20199:10 AM EDTUpdated Mon, Oct 7 20199:25 PM EDT Chloe Taylor@CHLOETAYLOR141 Richard BransonLisa Maree Williams | Getty Images The billionaire Richard Branson says dyslexia is at least partially responsible for his success and people with the condition are likely to have “the skills of the future.” In a blog post published Friday, Branson… Continue reading Billionaire Richard Branson: Dyslexia helped me to become successful

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Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language and makes reading difficult

by Alannah Miller | Aug 12, 2019 | Counseling News, Learning Disabilities | 0 commentsBrain FunctionDyslexiaEducationLearning DisabilitiesReading Dyslexia makes reading difficult; those with this disorder might see words as backwards, upside down, or without spaces in between. This disorder can cause an individual to become frustrated with learning, especially when they aren’t yet aware of their disability.Therefore, understanding the signs of dyslexia and receiving… Continue reading Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language and makes reading difficult

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

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

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Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

Findings could lead to tests that identify the disorder before kids fall far behind their peers A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling. Tasks which require audiovisual… Continue reading Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

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$20 million Schwab donation to create joint dyslexia research center at UC Berkeley and UCSF

By BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE | Mercury NewsSeptember 13, 2019 at 11:21 am from https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4cwwv9d Two campuses of the University of California announced Thursday they will create a new joint center for research on dyslexia and other learning differences, funded by a $20 million gift from financier Charles Schwab. The center will draw on expertise in the… Continue reading $20 million Schwab donation to create joint dyslexia research center at UC Berkeley and UCSF