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Dyslexia

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May'14

How to Help a Child with Dyslexia

“Dyslexia isn’t a disability but rather an inability related to the skills affecting reading and spelling,” says Susan du Plessis of Edublox. Skills such as concentration and the ability to interpret what you see, upon which reading and spelling are built, aren’t properly developed.

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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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16

Jan'14

Living with Dyslexia

One day after school Branden Brooks' mom told him to remove his lunchbox from his schoolbag, put his shoes away and drop his clothes in the washing basket. About 10 minutes later she popped into his room, only to see him on sitting on his bed - still in his school uniform...

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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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05

Nov'13

Wider Letter Spacing Helps Dyslexic Children

Increasing the spacing between characters and words in a text improves the speed and quality of dyslexic children's reading, without prior training. They read 20 percent faster on average and make half as many errors.

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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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