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Study: “Resilient” Dyslexics Have More Gray Matter in Prefrontal Cortex

A new joint study identifies the brain mechanism that accounts for the discrepancy between low decoding skills and high reading comprehension in some children with dyslexia.

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Parenting a Child with Dyslexia: The Fears, Hopes and Dreams

"If you do not have a child with dyslexia or know anyone who cannot read, you cannot imagine the feelings of hopelessness, disappointment, and desperation to find something, anything that will work. You cannot imagine how limiting it is in the life of a child to be unable to read anything, to be surrounded by the written word and it being forever out of your reach...."

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Help Your Child Overcome Dyslexia

Most children look forward to learning to read and, in fact, do so quickly. For dyslexic children, however, the experience is very different: For them, reading, which seems to come effortlessly for everyone else, appears to be beyond their grasp. The process whereby they learn to transform what are essentially abstract squiggles on a page into meaningful letters, then sounds, then words, and then entire sentences and paragraphs, seems to be an impossible task.

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US Dyslexia Policies ‘Ignore Scientific Evidence’, Expert Says

Many of the current US Federal and State dyslexia laws should be scrapped as they ignore scientific evidence and privilege some poor readers at the expense of huge numbers of others, according to a leading expert in reading disability.

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Ask Susan: Help for Dyseidetic Dyslexia

My daughter Sofie has been diagnosed with dyseidetic dyslexia. She reverses b/d, p/q, the letters j and g, and reads words like ‘rat’ as ‘tar’. She even reverses numbers.

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Dyslexia in Children: Symptoms, Causes and Solution

Dyslexia is known to have destructive emotional effects on children, and can leave its scars for the rest of one’s life. Besides long-lasting emotional effects, dyslexia can also lead to unemployment or underemployment. Know the signs, symptoms, causes and solution.

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Dyslexia: When Spelling Problems Impair Writing Acquisition

Researchers have recently looked at the purely motor aspects of writing in children diagnosed with dyslexia. Their results show that orthographic processing in children with dyslexia is so laborious that it can modify or impair writing skills, despite the absence of dysgraphia in these children.

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Sight Words: What They Are

Sight words are the words that are recognized instantly, without hesitation or further analysis. Fluent reading requires that most of the words in a selection be sight words. For a few of the words (5 to 10 percent), the child needs to use other word recognition strategies. A selection that contains too many difficult (nonsight) words is usually too difficult and frustrating.

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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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What Is Dysphonetic Dyslexia?

Children whose reading difficulties relate to auditory-processing weaknesses have been called auditory dyslexics or dysphonetic dyslexics. They tend to have good visual processing skills, but have difficulty remembering letter sounds, analyzing the individual sounds in words, and blending sounds into words. 

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What Is Dyseidetic Dyslexia?

Children whose reading difficulties relate to visual-processing weaknesses have been called visual dyslexics, visuo-spatial dyslexics, or dyseidetic dyslexics. These children’s primary deficit is in the ability to recognize and remember how letter and whole-word configurations look.

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Dyslexia Awareness Month: Busting the Old Myths about Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Awareness Month is observed annually during October and aims to unite like-minded organisations in sharing knowledge and resources about dyslexia with parents, teachers and the general public. In support of this initiative, Edublox examines how early research has contributed to many misconceptions about dyslexia, and also busts a few common myths about this learning problem.

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