Dyslexia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

24

Sep'15

Dyseidetic versus Dysphonetic Dyslexia

The prominent characteristic of dyseidetic dyslexia, also called visual dyslexia, is the inability to revisualise the gestalt of the word. Dysphonetic dyslexia, on the other hand, is associated with auditory-processing difficulties.

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09

Aug'15

Overcoming Dyslexia

Most problems can only be solved if one knows what causes the problem. A disease such as scurvy claimed the lives of thousands of seamen during long sea voyages. The disease was cured fairly quickly once the cause was discovered, viz. a Vitamin C deficiency. A viable point of departure would therefore be to ask the question, "What is the cause of dyslexia?"

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23

Mar'15

Dyslexia and Neurological Differences — The Chicken and Egg Dilemma

In the light of neuroplasticity, confirmations of brain differences between the dyslexic and the ‘normal’ reader’s brain call for more research regarding cause and effect. Which of the two is the cause and which one is the effect?

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24

Feb'15

The Dyslexia Debate

There is much debate around dyslexia and whether it is life-long condition that must be diagnosed or a meaningless description used for personal gain that should be discontinued. With these two very extreme views on dyslexia, concerned parents may wonder what to do for their child who struggles to read and write.

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09

Jan'15

Dyslexia Label May ‘Disable’ Teachers

Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be. The label 'dyslexia' is seen as a fixed disability, and teachers believe their ability to help children with 'dyslexia' is unlikely to develop over time. By contrast...

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24

Sep'14

Dyslexia Isn’t a Matter of IQ, Brain Imaging Study Shows

Dyslexia could be just a label, according to scientists, after a study of brain scans found there is little difference between the way children with the condition think while trying to read and those who simply have a low IQ.

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04

Sep'14

Hans Christian Andersen: Allegations of Dyslexia Unfounded

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Little Match Girl, The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes. Andersen was, according to many sources on the Internet and even scholarly books, also dyslexic.

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28

Aug'14

Dyslexic Readers Have Disrupted Network Connections in the Brain

A new study in Biological Psychiatry maps the circuitry of dyslexia. Compared to typical readers, dyslexic readers had weaker connections between areas that process visual information and areas that control attention, suggesting that individuals with dyslexia are less able to focus on printed words.

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25

Feb'14

What Musicians Can Tell Us About Dyslexia

New research on dyslexia supports the hypothesis that dyslexia is caused by auditory-related deficits. Researchers studied 52 musicians, including 24 who are dyslexic and 28 who are not dyslexic, and compared the performance of the two groups in a variety of auditory tests.

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15

Jan'14

Less Brain Matter a Consequence, Not Cause of Dyslexia

In people with dyslexia, less grey matter in the brain has been linked to reading disabilities, but now new evidence suggests this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root cause of the disorder.

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