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20 Facts About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a frustrating and often embarrassing problem in our world of high-tech communications. Edublox compiled a list of 20 facts about this learning disorder.

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“Matthew Effect” in Reading: Why Children with Dyslexia Fall Farther and Farther Behind

“Matthew Effect” is sometimes summarized by the adage ”the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” In the case of young readers, good readers read more and get better at reading, whereas less-skilled readers read less and fall farther and farther behind their peers.

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Ask Susan: Help for Severe Dyslexia

What are the symptoms and causes of severe dyslexia, and could interventions based on fundamental learning principles enable children with severe dyslexia to learn read?

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Study: Rapid Naming Not Part of the Phonological Deficit in Poor Readers

Rapid naming refers to the speed with which the names of symbols (letters, numbers, colors, or pictured objects) can be retrieved from long-term memory...

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Poor Short-term Memory: A Core Deficit in Dyslexia

A study shows that adults with dyslexia present a deficit in core verbal short-term memory processes, a deficit which cannot be accounted for by the language processing difficulties that characterize dyslexia.

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Ask Susan: Orthographic Dyslexia — Symptoms, Causes, Intervention

Orthographic dyslexia, also called surface dyslexia, dyseidetic dyslexia or visual dyslexia, is a subtype of dyslexia that refers to children who struggle with reading because they can’t recognize words by sight.

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Ask Susan: Reading Comprehension Difficulties — Symptoms, Causes, Intervention

Reading comprehension is the heart and goal of reading, since the purpose of all reading is to gather meaning from the printed page. The symptoms and causes of reading comprehension difficulties are discussed, as well as intervention.

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Dyslexia Research VI: Repetition, the Second Cornerstone in Overcoming Dyslexia

Rote, which is the outcome of repetition, means to do something in a routine or fixed way, to respond automatically by memory alone, without thought. Repetition thus leads to fast, effortless, autonomous and automatic processing...

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Dyslexia Research III: Dyslexia Causes

Most problems can only be solved if one knows what causes that particular problem. A viable point of departure would thus be to ask: what causes dyslexia?

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Dyslexia Research II: The History of Dyslexia

Recognition of developmental dyslexia is credited to James Kerr and Pringle Morgan. In an article to The Lancet titled “A case of congenital word blindness,” Morgan (1896) identified a 14-year-old boy called Percy...

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Dyslexia Research I: What Is Dyslexia Really?

Imagine not being able to read. Your qualifications would most likely exclude a twelve grade certificate, seriously limiting your chances for academic and occupational success.

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Study: Prospective and Retrospective Memory Problems in Adults with Dyslexia

Short-term and working memory problems in dyslexia are well-documented, but other memory domains have received little empirical scrutiny, despite some evidence to suggest that they might be impaired.

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