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Dyslexia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

08

Oct'19

Fact of Fiction? Letter Reversals or Mirror Writing Are the Main Sign of Dyslexia

When learning to read, children may mistake certain letters for other similar ones, especially those that can be reversed or appear the same when seen in a mirror. The child may read “dog” as “bog” or look at the written word “was” and read it as “saw”.

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06

Oct'19

Fact of Fiction? Dyslexia Is Caused by a Phonological Deficit

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, dyslexia research has been dominated by a search for the Holy Grail: the single cognitive deficit that is necessary and sufficient to cause all behavioural characteristics of dyslexia. Until the 1950s, the belief was that dyslexia is attributable to visual processing problems.

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06

Oct'19

Fact or Fiction? Dyslexia Is a Myth

Extreme viewpoints exist about dyslexia, which makes it difficult for parents to know how to best help their child. On the one side there is the group who believe dyslexia is a condition that cannot be cured but endured. On the other extreme there are those who say diagnoses of dyslexia are a complete waste of time — and even that dyslexia is a myth.

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10

Apr'19

Dyslexia: Symptoms, Causes and Solution

The extreme viewpoints about dyslexia make it difficult for parents to know how to best help their child. On the one side of the debate there is the group which believe dyslexia is a condition that cannot be cured, but endured and on the other extreme there are those who say diagnosis of dyslexia is a complete waste of time.

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15

Oct'18

16 Facts About Dyslexia

Where does the term dyslexia come from? How common is the problem? Is dyslexia tied to IQ? Does the dyslexic’s brain differ from the normal reader’s brain? Was Albert Einstein dyslexic?

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02

Nov'17

What Is Dysphonetic Dyslexia?

Children whose reading difficulties relate to auditory-processing weaknesses have been called auditory dyslexics or dysphonetic dyslexics. They tend to have good visual processing skills, but have difficulty remembering letter sounds, analysing the individual sounds in words, and blending sounds into words.

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14

Jul'17

One in Six Women with Learning Disabilities Has Attempted Suicide

Learning disabilities such as dyslexia cast a very long shadow. A new study by the University of Toronto found that the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts was much higher for women who had been diagnosed with learning disabilities (16.6%) compared to women who had not (3.3%). Men with learning disabilities also were more likely...

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03

Apr'17

Is Dyslexia a Brain Dysfunction? Here’s an Alternative Interpretation of the Facts

Research indicates that the dyslexic's brain differs from that of a "normal" reader. Does this mean that dyslexia is caused by a neurological dysfunction or is there an alternative interpretation that explains these differences?

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31

Jan'17

Dyslexia: Fact or Fiction?

Megan struggles to read. She is eight years old and everyone in her class seems to read better than her. Megan tries really hard but it never gets easier. She feels silly. Mom thinks Megan has dyslexia.

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26

Jan'17

Dyslexia Linked to Poor Long-term Memory

Humans have a type of long-term memory (called 'implicit memory') that means we respond less to stimuli as they are repeated over time, in a process called neural adaptation. But the new research suggests that dyslexics recover faster than non-dyslexics from their responses to stimuli such as sounds and written words, leading to their perceptual and reading difficulties.

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