Nature World News Poor Brain Wiring Behind Dyslexia Nature World News Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects about ten percent of children in the U.S. People with the condition have difficulty reading despite having normal intelligence.
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Bill Requiring Schools to Screen for Dyslexia Makes Headway Patch.com Once considered a long shot for passage, a bill that would require screening of young children for dyslexia and other reading-related disorders seems to be gathering momentum in...
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Telemanagement Learning Disabilities Linked to Slow Brain Development Telemanagement Researchers from Northwestern University, Illinois studied 54 children and adults who had been diagnosed with one of three learning problems (dyslexia, specific...
Maryanne Wolf, director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, described the work as “amazing.”
“It shows that this brain is differently organized for written language before reading ever occurs,” she said via e-mail. “It is like a missing piece in our understanding of dyslexia.”
Identifying the signs of dyslexia in the brain helps destigmatize the condition, said Wolf, author of “Proust and the Squid: the Story and Science of the Reading Brain.”
“One of the problems in dyslexia is people are saying it doesn’t exist,” she said. “When you look at these brain images you know it exists.”
Wolf said she’s optimistic that dyslexia will eventually be diagnosed before a child falls too far behind. In the meantime, she said, teachers should be better trained in how to identify dyslexia and how to help children who are struggling to read.
“We have to get our professional develop commensurate with our knowledge base,” she said.
Researchers develop a new technique which allows them to record and measure the electrical activity in synapses. ....Applying a high-resolution scanning probe microscopy which allowed 3D visualisation of the stuctures, researchers were able to record and measure the flow of currents in small synaptic terminals. This image is a 3d representation of synaptic transmission and is adapted from the Queen Mary, University of London press release."