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Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light (January 2014)

Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light (January 2014) | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it

#Neuroscience #dyslexia 


Via Carolyn D Cowen
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New research on: Dyslexia and Visual-spatial Processing Strengths

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:14 PM

For more discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities, see Lou Salza's Nov. 2012 blog post: Rethinking Dyselxia; Rethinking Priorities: Let's read the writing on the wall and teach our children to read." (http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/)


NOTE: The paper mentioned in this article/Q&A has been published in NeuroImage:


Diehl, J. J., Frost, S. J., Sherman, G. F., Mencl, W. E., Kurian, A., Molfese, P., Landi, N., Preston, J., Soldan, A., Fulbright, R. K., Rueckl, J. G., Seidenberg, M. S., Hoeft, F., & Pugh, K. R. (November 2014). Neural correlates of language and non-language visuospatial processing in adolescents with reading disability. NeuroImage,101, 653–666.DOI.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.029


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811914006120

Lou Salza's curator insight, January 28, 2014 1:51 PM
Carolyn D Cowen posted this update on research ongoing at Haskins. She generously included a link to my blog about dyslexia and my reveiw of the movie: The Big Picture. Thanks Carolyn!

 

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"For more discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities, see Lou Salza's Nov. 2012 blog post: Rethinking Dyselxia; Rethinking Priorities: Let's read the writing on the wall and teach our children to read." (http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/)

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