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LEARNING TO READ: What's At Stake - What's Involved

LEARNING TO READ: What's At Stake - What's Involved | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Public Television Documentary and Social Education Project. The code we read with is a technology. Reading it is an unnatural challenge for the brain.
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Let’s Put the Child Back Together—The Social, Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Child | Mind in the Making

Let’s Put the Child Back Together—The Social, Emotional, Physical, and Cognitive Child | Mind in the Making | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Our research-based life skills will help your children reach their fullest potential. We encourage you to ask us your burning parenting questions, watch skill building videos, and learn how to teach your children essential life skills.
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Dyslexia Studies Catch Neuroplasticity at Work - Dana Foundation

Dyslexia Studies Catch Neuroplasticity at Work - Dana Foundation | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Studies that help scientists identify the parts of the brain that grow stronger as dyslexic children learn to read open a window into how the brain rewires itse...
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Dyslexia-specific brain activation profile becomes normal following successful remedial training.

Dyslexia-specific brain activation profile becomes normal following successful remedial training. | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
OBJECTIVES: To examine changes in the spatiotemporal brain activation profiles associated with successful completion of an intensive intervention program in individual dyslexic children.
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An Open Source Dyslexic Font - iProgrammer

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UPI.comAn Open Source Dyslexic FontiProgrammerProgrammers seem to be prone to dyslexia, or is it that dyslexics are prone to programming? Whatever the cause, an open source dyslexic font is welcome news.
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Brain Fitness Pro Training Blog » Blog Archive » Working-Memory Not Processing Speed Determines Fluid Intelligence

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Dyslexic brain hears fuzzy sounds

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Dyslexia may be rooted in a problem the brain has in teasing out distinct sounds from the incoming garble, researchers say...
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Dyslexia cause may be different than previously thought

Dyslexia cause may be different than previously thought | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Dyslexia may result from impairment of a different linguistic system than previously thought, according to new research.
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Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills - U.S. News & World Report

Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills - U.S. News & World Report | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading SkillsU.S. News & World Report6 (HealthDay News) -- Devices that amplify the sound of a teacher's voice may help children with dyslexia improve their reading skills, new research suggests.
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The Legal Side of RTI and Students With Learning Disabilities - On ...

The Legal Side of RTI and Students With Learning Disabilities - On ... | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.
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Dyslexia Warning Signs in Young Children | Reading Difficulties - NCLD

Dyslexia Warning Signs in Young Children | Reading Difficulties - NCLD | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Dyslexia is a learning disability that can affect reading, writing, and spelling. Learn common dyslexia symptoms and warning signs in children pre-kindergarten through grade 2.
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Dyslexia caused by faulty signal processing in brain; Finding offers clues to potential treatments

Dyslexia caused by faulty signal processing in brain; Finding offers clues to potential treatments | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Researchers have made a major step forward in understanding the cause of dyslexia.
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Should WeTeach Mindfulness? Would it help children develop stronger Executive Function Skills?

Should WeTeach Mindfulness? Would it help children develop stronger Executive Function Skills? | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it

".. Mindfulness, the practice of being present and in the moment, is easier for some people than for others. But it is a skill that many believe is worth cultivating—some say, starting with children. Preventing your mind from taking you into the past or future can, after all, be an antidote to depression (which can result from ruminating over previous mistakes, say) and anxiety (about bad things that might happen). Practicing attending to the sights, sounds and other sensations of the moment can, research shows, be calming. It can also train your focus. Both of these effects, it turns out, can have a fundamental impact on brain function.

In particular, mindfulness seems to buttress the brain’s “executive” functions, which are needed to plan and carry out goals. These functions include working memory, where we store data short-term and manipulate it; the ability to shift mental gears and, importantly, self-regulation, which is largely, stopping ourselves from doing stupid things. Many educators now say these basic functions are worth training in schools, because they prepare students to learn and indeed, seem to have a significant impact on academic achievement. They also promote success in other ways.

The ability to pay attention in school and elsewhere, after all, relies on being able to think about the right things, and inhibit thoughts that lead you astray, so it is part of self-regulation. Maintaining focus may also depend on good working memory. Self-regulation itself is closely linked to self-control, the ability to act in a way that furthers your goals even when doing something else seems more immediately appealing. Having a lot of self-control, thus, helps kids get their homework done. Indeed, this trait is advantageous in so many situations that, research shows, it far outweighs IQ when it comes to measures of success, including your health and financial status as an adult...."

For more on executive functions and learning, and the importance of self-control, see feature article  By Ingrid Wickelgren“Schools Add Workouts for Attention, Grit and Emotional Control” in the September/October Scientific American Mind.)

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» Dyslexia Can Be Overcome - Psych Central News

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A new study suggests remedial instruction can rewire dyslexic brains providing long-lasting benefit.
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Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
RT @mmkrill: RT @mmkrill: Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan http://t.co/EROYBh7d via @Diigo...
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50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities

50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it

While there are numerous technologies out there that can help students with disabilities, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

Here, are just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.


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Dyslexia Roots Studied - Health News - redOrbit

Dyslexia Roots Studied - Health News - redOrbit | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Five percent. That’s the number of people who suffer from dyslexia worldwide, according to researchers at the College of Science at Northeastern University.
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Brain Fitness Pro Training Blog » Blog Archive » Working-Memory Not Processing Speed Determines Fluid Intelligence

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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Maybe Not : NPR

Researchers say there's no evidence to support the widely held belief that there are distinct visual, auditory and kinetic learning styles.
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Scanning the Brain to Help Fight Dyslexia

Scientists studying the brains of dyslexic children say they can now accurately predict which child will overcome their disability and which will continue to...
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Cogmed Working Memory Training | Interventions shown to aid executive function development in children 4 to 12 years old

Cogmed Working Memory Training | Interventions shown to aid executive function development in children 4 to 12 years old | Dyslexia Today | Scoop.it
Cogmed was featured as the “most researched approach” for improving executive functions in school children 4 t0 12 years of age in Science...
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