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Dyslexia

29

Oct'13

Retraining Brains to Deal with Learning Disabilities

IMAGINE going through school unable to read, spell or write properly. You know you are not “stupid” but you just can’t seem to get the work into your head. You could be one of thousands of people who struggle with a learning disability in South Africa.

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08

Jul'13

Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs

While the term is mostly used to describe a severe reading problem, there has been little agreement in the literature or in practice concerning the definition of severe or the specific distinguishing characteristics that differentiate dyslexia from other reading problems.

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12

Nov'12

Overcoming a Learning Disability

Branden Brooks is a prime example of a learner who seemed to have no hope of achieving academic success; to such a degree that his school even suggested he be sent to a special needs school. Yet within a year Branden had progressed from a child who was failing the year to a child achieving between a 60 – 80% average!

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18

Apr'12

New Research May Change the Face of Dyslexia

What do Richard Branson and Tom Cruise have in common besides being famous? They were diagnosed with dyslexia and found the strength to overcome the adversities with which they were faced. Most people, however, do not triumph over their dyslexia...

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08

Mar'12

Radio Interview: What Is Dyslexia?

Although there is no universally recognized definition of dyslexia, the one presented by the World Federation of Neurology has won broad respect: "A disorder manifested by difficulty in learning to read despite conventional instruction, adequate intelligence and sociocultural opportunity."

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02

Mar'12

New Research May Change the Face of Dyslexia

According to popular belief dyslexia is a neurological disorder in the brain which causes information to be processed and interpreted differently, resulting in reading difficulties. However, this notion has recently been challenged by neuroscientist John D. E. Gabrieli...

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24

Feb'10

A Sign of Dyslexia: Late Talking or Immature Speech

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects your ability to speak, read, spell and write. Research has revealed a dramatic link between the abnormal development of spoken language and learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

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13

Oct'09

Dyslexia Varies Across Languages

Chinese-speaking children with dyslexia have a disorder that is distinctly different, and perhaps more complicated and severe, than that of English speakers. Those differences can be seen in the brain and in the performance of Chinese children on visual and oral language tasks...

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30

Sep'07

How to Get Your Letters In Line: Researcher Devises Programme for Dyslexics

A learning method, that has been developed by a South African educationist over the past thirty years, is nowadays helping children all over the world to escape from the debilitating grip of dyslexia.

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21

Jun'05

Studies Show Dyslexia Impairs Driving

Dyslexia can affect one in many areas of your life, and driving a car is one of them. Dyslexia can impair a driver's reactions as much as a moderate drinking session. That is the conclusion of a small study which compared how quickly dyslexic and non-dyslexic drivers react to traffic signs.

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