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Children's ability to follow a beat may impact reading, language skills - Fox News

Children's ability to follow a beat may impact reading, language skills - Fox News | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Children's ability to follow a beat may impact reading, language skills Fox News Previous studies have demonstrated that children who experience neural “jitter”, or fuzziness in their neural responses to sound, have more difficulty with language...
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Big Picture Thinking - Part of the Dyslexic Advantage?

Big Picture Thinking - Part of the Dyslexic Advantage? | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
What is 'big picture' thinking? Business consultant Andrew Sobel described it as:

1. Having a simple framework
2. Using analogies and metaphors
3. Developing multiple perspectives
4. Looking for patterns and commonalities

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Visual Overload and Visual Crowding - Dyslexia

Visual Overload and Visual Crowding - Dyslexia | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Visual crowding is a common challenge with dyslexia - certain fonts, crowded pages, and test booklets can be difficult to read. Studies in dyslexics have shown that visual crowding significant contributes to dyslexic readers' slowness in word reading

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Better Spatial Learning Among Dyslexics

Better Spatial Learning Among Dyslexics | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Visual Scientist Matthew Schneps of the Smithsonian finds 'dyslexic advantage' reading visual scenes.

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Working Memory Challenges in Dyslexia - Not Dependent on Phonology

Working Memory Challenges in Dyslexia - Not Dependent on Phonology | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Dyslexia is more than phonology. This research study provides more evidence that working memory challenges seen in people with dyslexia are not dependent on phonological issues. The study was performed in compensated and non-compensated adults with dyslexia. Study subjects were chosen from university-attending dyslexic students.

It's important that the research and scientific community identify what challenges persist and what challenges have been overcome when planning programs, classrooms, and workplaces for people with dyslexia. 

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Dyslexia and Memory

Dyslexia and Memory | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
A recent study from Norway shows what people with dyslexia have known a long time...that working memory is affected in dyslexia.
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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:48 PM

Thanks, Steve, for sharing this. ;-)

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Training the Brain to Hear (Phonological Awareness) in Childhood Dyslexia

Training the Brain to Hear (Phonological Awareness) in Childhood Dyslexia | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Now a classic study showing how auditory training helps the brain to hear similar sounds like rhyming words.

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DyslexicIT's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:25 AM

Interesting I agree with  the idea of auditory training and I have worked on these skills with my students and this has increased their ability to address there difficulties through use of audio.

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Neurobiology of Learning Disorders

Latest research into learning disorders as presented by us at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in San Francisco. Students with Ld comprise over half of the clinic visits to outpatient child psychiatry clinics, although many are unrecognized. This presentation summarizes the prevalence of LDs, co-existence of depression and anxiety, and some of the latest brain research which show the complexity of dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and ADD / ADHD. Unresolved issues in the neurobiology of LD are also discussed. Individual factors such as the effects of high IQ on ADHD and dyslexia are also mentioned.

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Understanding Research: Video Games and Reading

Understanding Research: Video Games and Reading | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

“Action video games enhance many aspects of visual attention, mainly improving the extraction of information from the environment,” said Andrea Facoetti, Ph.D., of the University of Padua and the Scientific Institute Medea of Bosisio Parini in Italy.

 

“Dyslexic children learned to orient and focus their attention more efficiently to extract the relevant information of a written word more rapidly.”

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