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DIY glove-based tutor indicates muscle-memory potential

DIY glove-based tutor indicates muscle-memory potential | Academic Language Therapist | Scoop.it
A senior editor at IEEE Spectrum worked on a DIY project that enabled his 11-year-old son to improve his touch typing by use of a vibrating glove. His son was already 'pretty quick on the keyboard,' said his father, David Schneider, but his finger technique could have used some more training. Schneider ...


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More evidence illustrating why Multisensory Structured Language Therapy works: targeted simultaneously multisensory intervention increased neural efficiency in reading and writing tasks. Technology has benefits and limitations.  Our students are capable of the entire range of independent real world reading and writing after receiving intensive Academic Therapy.

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Our Brains Are Hardwired For Language

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"These results demonstrate that the sound patterns of human language reflect shared linguistic constraints that are hardwired in the human brain already at birth."

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Sleep selectively enhances memory expected to be ... [J Neurosci. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI

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Sleep is the neglected study aid. This research indicates that telling students exactly what is important influences what memories are reinforced during sleep.

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Areas of the brain process read and heard language differently

Areas of the brain process read and heard language differently | Academic Language Therapist | Scoop.it
The brain processes read and heard language differently. Researchers have been able to determine the affected areas of the brain using speech processing tests with the aid of functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT).
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New Study Challenges Dyslexia-Brain Changes Link - US News

New Study Challenges Dyslexia-Brain Changes Link - US News | Academic Language Therapist | Scoop.it
Researchers suggest poorer reading experiences lead to less gray matter
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"It suggests the use of anatomical MRI would not be a suitable way to identify children with dyslexia.” This is an important distinction. f-MRI is very expensive and logistically impractical for young children anyway. Experience, taking non-reader to fluent reader over the course of 18-36 months, suggests that 1:1 Mulitisensory Structured Language Therapy builds gray matter... awaiting that study!

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Revealing how the brain recognizes speech sounds

Revealing how the brain recognizes speech sounds | Academic Language Therapist | Scoop.it
Researchers are reporting a detailed account of how speech sounds are identified by the human brain. The finding, they said, may add to our understanding of language disorders, including dyslexia.
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New research identifies where most reading programs fall short for dyslexic learners: co-articulation is more meaningful to the brain than individual phonemes. It is an inherent strength of Dillon's Academic Language Therapy - Sounds & Syllables (asdec.org). "It's the conjunctions of responses in combination that give you the higher idea of a phoneme as a complete object," Chang said. "By studying all of the speech sounds in English, we found that the brain has a systematic organization for basic sound feature units, kind of like elements in the periodic table."

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Vision, dyslexia not linked

Vision, dyslexia not linked | Academic Language Therapist | Scoop.it
RT @Evie_cc: Even more evidence in favour of synthetic phonics based intervention http://t.co/PMk8nwgLNW
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This confirms prior research, and reaffirms the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsement of International Dyslexia Association as the leading resource for guidance for parents and teachers.

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Strengthening procedural memories by reactiv... [J Cogn Neurosci. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

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SLEEP strengthens learning: "...sleep facilitates procedural memory consolidation."

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Sleep drives metabolite clearance from the adult brain. [Science. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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Achilles Ear: Our Recall For Sounds Is Worse Than For Sight And Touch

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An Academic Therapist's Multisensory Structured Language instruction uses "SIMULTANEOUSLY multisensory "techniques, the methodology with proven effectiveness.

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Multisensory Integration and Attention in Developmental Dyslexia

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Abstract; full article available for fee from Science Direct.

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ASDEC - Summer Program

ASDEC - Summer Program | Academic Language Therapist | Scoop.it
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Summer programs for students in the Maryland/DC/Northern Virginia: Reading, writing, math, study skills!

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