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Here's One More Reason To Play Video Games: Beating Dyslexia

Here's One More Reason To Play Video Games: Beating Dyslexia | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Most parents prefer that their children pick up a book rather than a game controller. But for kids with dyslexia, action video games may be just what the doctor ordered.

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, March 1, 11:30 AM

I have noticed that many of the Dyslexia students on our campus are more of strategic gamers than most other students. I think I will consider more console options in the classroom. Their attention to detail in some games are phenomenal. 

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Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia

Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
Study found children did better on reading tests after playing an action game
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This article explains a study out of Italy that shows that video games may help kids with dyslexia improve their reading skills. 

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Video Games May Treat Dyslexia

Video Games May Treat Dyslexia | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Honing visual attention boosts reading ability. Though small, the study bolsters evidence that dyslexia stems in part from problems in focusing attention onto letters and words in an orderly way. 

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media tweakers's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:50 AM

I just love the way technology is used to help people.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:01 PM

This article I thought was AMAZING! It intersted me a lot that video games might be able to treat Dyslexia people. The University of Padua in Italy found that 10 kids with dyslexia who played an action-filled video game for an 80-minute sessions increased their reading speed! These video games help Dyslexia people in focusing attention onto letters and words in an orderly way. Apparently, video games make you focus on the players to constantly redirecting their attention to different targets. The training worked on visual attention skills and reading hand in hand, and the reading improvements even exceeded those obtained in children after traditional therapies for dyslexia.  Dyslexia need to focus on building language skills, which video games improve. Finally, This article needs to get out more and help people in not only the U.S. but the whole world.