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Dyslexia: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

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Jun'16

Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 1)

There are few things that create so much tension within a parent as a child who struggles with reading, spelling and writing. Whereas most children find it easy, or relatively easy, for one out of five children this experience is very different.

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10

Oct'15

The Brain Is Plastic. And That Is Good News

Your son may be dyslexic, your daughter may have ADHD. Until quite recently these problems were regarded as devastating, but fortunately this is no longer the case. Today we know that the human brain is plastic — that it can change. And that is good news for your children.

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09

Oct'15

Difficulty Processing Speech May Be an Effect of Dyslexia, not a Cause

Published in Cortex, Lori Holt and Yafit Gabay found for the first time that learning complex auditory categories through procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia. This means that difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not its cause.

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01

Oct'15

Famous People Who Were Probably Not Dyslexic

To generate public awareness of the condition of dyslexia, advocacy groups have perpetuated the belief that a host of famous individuals such as scientist Albert Einstein, artist Leonardo da Vinci, and inventor Thomas Edison were dyslexic.

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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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