When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do or not to do with our own.…
Bill Aims to Create Dyslexia Detection Pilot Program 90.5 WESA About 15 to 20 percent of Americans has dyslexia, a disorder that results in slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling and writing or confusing similar words.
The Brain Science Behind Dyslexia WBUR New research, by MIT and Children's Hospital, is showing that it may be possible to detect the signs of dyslexia in kids' brains well before they start learning to read.
In people with dyslexia, less gray matter in the brain has been linked to reading disabilities, but now new evidence suggests this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root cause of the disorder.
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.
Discover Magazine (blog) Dyslexia Decoded in the Brain Discover Magazine (blog) Dyslexia affects about one in ten people of all ages, inhibiting their ability to read and spell. In our language-driven world, that's a real problem.
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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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'I'm Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic' — And How Brain Science Can Help WBUR When he was in first grade, Josh's parents enrolled him in a research study at Boston Children's Hospital investigating the genetics of dyslexia.
This mini-review summarizes and integrates findings from recent meta-analyses and original neuroimaging studies on functional brain abnormalities in dyslexic readers. Surprisingly, there is little empirical support for the standard neuroanatomical model of developmental dyslexia, which localizes the primary phonological decoding deficit in left temporo-parietal regions. Rather, recent evidence points to a dysfunction of a left hemisphere reading network, which includes occipito-temporal, inferior frontal, and inferior parietal regions.
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N.J. Assembly passes bill requiring early screening for dyslexia, reading ... The Star-Ledger - NJ.com TRENTON — A bill requiring school districts to screen children for dyslexia and other reading disabilities was passed by the Assembly yesterday.
Raw Story Researchers point to brain 'roadblock' as a cause for dyslexia Raw Story A roadblock in the brain makes reading difficult for people with dyslexia, a new study suggested Thursday, contradicting long-held opinion.
Dyslexia's roots traced to bad brain connections New Scientist The neural basis of dyslexia may finally have been nailed – showing that the problem lies with faulty communication between different areas of the brain's language network.
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.