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Rapid Naming and Reading Performance

In recent years, evidence that rapid naming skill is associated with reading ability has become increasingly prevalent. Rapid naming, or rapid automatized naming (RAN), is the ability to name letters, symbols, words, or objects quickly and automatically.

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Auditory and Visual Processing Deficits and Dyslexia

Georgiou et al. (2012) conducted a study exploring the potential relationship between dyslexia and auditory and visual processing deficits. The results indicated that the children with dyslexia did not experience auditory processing deficits, but about half showed visual processing deficits.

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What Are the 4 Stages of Reading Development?

According to Frith, children develop reading in four stages: symbolic stage, pictorial stage, alphabetic stage, and orthographic stage.

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Visual Form Perception, Reading Comprehension and Arithmetic Computation

A study showed that visual form perception had close relations with both reading comprehension and arithmetic computation.

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Did Leonardo da Vinci Have Dyslexia?

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, engineer, architect, inventor, scientist, and naturalist. Leonardo is also known for his dyslexia because he wrote his notes backward, from right to left, in a mirror image.

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Effect of Parental Neglect on Brain Size

These two scans both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by their parents and the other was neglected.

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Cognitive Abilities Reinforce Each Other

One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related. On average, people who are better at a skill like reasoning are generally also better at a skill like vocabulary.

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Special Fonts for Dyslexia and Learning Challenges

It would be revolutionary if a special font could improve the reading performance of children and adults with dyslexia. Or if a font can boost brain-based skills like memory.

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Brain Plasticity: Foot Painters’ Toes Mapped Like Fingers

Using your feet like hands can cause organized ‘hand-like’ maps of the toes in the brain, never before documented in people, finds a UCL-led study of two professional foot painters.

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The Reading Brain: How the Brain Recognizes Words

When a skilled reader looks at a known word, their brain sees it like a picture, not a group of letters needing to be processed, studies find.

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Visual-spatial Disorder Is Common and May Affect Math

Nonverbal learning disability, a poorly understood and often-overlooked disorder that causes problems with visual-spatial processing, may affect nearly 3 million children in the United States, making it one of the most common learning disorders.

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Dyslexia and Short-term Memory

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

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