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Rapid Automatized Naming and Dyslexia: What Research Reveals

Rapid automatized naming (RAN) refers to the speed with which the names of symbols (letters, numbers, colors, or pictured objects) can be retrieved from long-term memory. People with dyslexia typically score poorer on RAN assessments than normal readers.

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Special Font for Dyslexia: Does it Work, and Why?

It would be revolutionary if the reading performance of children and adults with dyslexia could be improved by using a special font. This is exactly what a Dutch graphic designer, Christian Boer, aimed to do when he developed the font “Dyslexie” in 2008.

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Simple Raisin Test Forecasts a Child’s Attention and Learning Capacity

A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, according to research conducted at the University of Warwick.

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Napping During the Day Improves Brain Skills

According to research, it’s a good idea to take a brief nap during the day. Not only will you feel more refreshed, but a little siesta could help boost brain power and sharpen memory skills.

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A Learning Principle of Great Importance: Building a “Pyramid of Repetition”

There is most probably not a single person on this earth who learned to speak a language, learned to swim, skate, play golf, shift gears of a car — or read and write — without repetition. Repetition leads to fast, effortless, autonomous and automatic processing...

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Study: Time Parents Spend with Children Key to Academic Success

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. Researchers analyzed data on children in Israel who lost a parent through death or divorce.

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Smart People May Learn Music Faster

Why do some people learn music more quickly than others? Intelligence could play a role, according to a new study that investigated the early stages of learning to play piano.

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Music Training May Not Make Children Smarter After All

Music training does not have a positive impact on children's cognitive skills, such as memory, and academic achievement, such as math, reading or writing, according to a study published in Memory & Cognition.

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Churchill Centre: Winston Churchill Had a Lisp, Not Dyslexia

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historical writer, and an artist. He is also remembered for his dyslexia...

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The Challenges of Driving with Dyslexia

Dyslexia can affect one in many areas of your life, and driving a car is one of them. This is naturally caused by the dyslexic's reading difficulties, but also by visual processing deficits. Visual processing, also called visual perception, is the way the brain interprets what the eye sees, and visual processing deficits are viewed by Edublox as a possible cause of dyslexia.

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Kids Who Exercise Do Better in Math

Would you like to see your kids do better in math? Then send them outside to play – after studying of course. Why? A study shows that kids who take part in vigorous exercise improve their math scores and their cognition.

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Hans Christian Andersen: “Allegations of Specific Dyslexia are Unfounded”

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Andersen was, according to many sources on the Internet and even scholarly books, also dyslexic...

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