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Dyslexia Causes

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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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15

Jan'17

Distinctive Brain Pattern Found in Dyslexics

A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why these individuals have difficulty learning to read, according to a study from MIT neuroscientists.

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15

Dec'16

What Is Dyslexia Really? Part 2

While language skills comprise the first rung of the reading ladder, cognitive skills comprise the second. There is a whole conglomeration of cognitive skills that are foundational to reading and spelling.

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20

Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 2: Birth of a Syndrome

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... On Saturday, April 6, 1963, a new disease was invented in Chicago, Illinois, that over the next twenty years would slowly begin to infect millions of schoolchildren nationwide. This was no simple virus or common bacteria. Hidden deep within the neurological system, it resisted detection by medical personnel, evaded clear diagnosis through testing, and had no discernible cure...

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13

Nov'16

The Right to Read, Chapter 1: The Keys to the Kingdom

"The Right to Read" is no longer for sale, but Part One of this book can now be read online!... The term dyslexia was introduced in 1884 by the German ophthalmologist, R. Berlin. He coined it from the Greek words dys meaning ill or difficult and lexis meaning word, and used it to describe a specific disturbance of reading in the absence of pathological conditions in the visual organs.2 In a later publication, in 1887, Berlin stated that dyslexia, “presuming right handedness,” is caused by a left-sided cerebral lesion...

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30

Oct'16

Dyslexia: Is It In the Genes?

Dyslexia is a subject that belongs to the study field of learning disabilities, and its cause is widely accepted to be neurological or genetic. Some researchers blame a supposed neurological dysfunction on brain damage incurred before, during, or after birth. Others hold that the neurological dysfunction is genetically determined and inherited from generation to generation.

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03

Oct'16

Dyslexia: Is the Shoe Perhaps on the Wrong Foot?

Reading is the most important skill that a child must acquire at school, because one must learn to read to be able to read to learn. The implication of this is that the child who is a poor reader will usually also be a poor learner.

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01

Oct'16

Dyslexia Facts

Over the years, the term dyslexia has been given a variety of definitions, and for this reason, many teachers have resisted using the term at all. Instead, they have used such terms as "reading disability" or "learning disability" to describe conditions more correctly designated as dyslexia. While a lot of uncertainty continues to surround dyslexia, here are some facts...

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13

Jul'16

Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 5)

No one can ever prepare a parent for two things: the immeasurable love that comes with having a child; and the sorrow and confusion that comes when your child appears to learn in a different way from other children. Knowing that literacy is key to success in both school and employment settings and society at large, can fill a parent with fear.

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06

Jul'16

Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 4)

Imagine how a parent feels if, despite doing all the right things - such as buying them lots of children’s books and reading to them every night - their child struggles to learn to read when they start school. It comes as a total surprise in that there is no apparent reason why this should happen...

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