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Study: No Link between Dyslexia and a Lack of Musical Ability

There is no link between a lack of musical ability and dyslexia. Moreover, attempts to treat dyslexia with music therapy are unwarranted, according to scientists in Belgium.

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If Dyslexia Runs in Your Family, Will Your Child Inherit it Too?

The fact that dyslexia runs in families cannot necessarily be attributed to genetics. Never lose sight of the fact that statistical evidence is often no more than circumstantial in nature. Circumstantial evidence must always be interpreted. Unfortunately it can so easily be misinterpreted.

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Reading Problems in Children Explained

America is supposed to be one of the most affluent and technologically advanced societies in the world. Free public education is available in every nook and cranny of this country, and the federal government spends an estimated $10 billion every year battling illiteracy. So why do Americans have such problems with reading?

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Understanding and Overcoming Learning Difficulties

'Learning difficulties' is often the first descriptive term used when a child begins to have trouble in school. In some countries it is also used as a synonym for 'learning disabilities' (LD). However, learning difficulties and learning disabilities are usually distinguished with learning difficulties being the broader term.

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Dyslexia: Beating the Back-to-Front Battle

Reversing words, writing letters back to front, not being able to remember the sequence of letters in a word or sometimes reading from right to left — dyslexia is a frustrating and often embarrassing problem in our world of high-tech communications. But in the midst of differing theories of what it is, what causes it and how to overcome it, one man has a different opinion.

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Dyslexia: New Treatment, New Hope

Why many intelligent children should suffer seeming 'word blindness' has baffled and frustrated parents and professionals in many fields throughout this century. Is there, at last, some light at the end of the tunnel? HILARY BASSETT investigates.

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Hope for Slow Readers

When last year teachers told Gail Lawson of Northdene that her daughter Jennifer's reading was "quite slow" for Class Two she didn't think much of it. But a few months later when she volunteered to become a "reading mother" at the school after being retrenched, she realised Jenny did have a real problem.

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Overcoming Dyslexia

Imagine not being able to read. Your academic career would not venture further than high school, seriously hampering your chances of ever working your way up in the world. You could never apply for a job without assistance, being incapable of filling in an application form. You couldn’t write to friends, read for pleasure or simply read road signs and maps on long journeys. In essence, you would be severely disabled in a reading world.

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Dyslexia Breakthrough

A program, which solves children’s spelling and reading problems has been devised by a Pretoria educationist, Dr. Jan Strydom. Dr. Strydom “completely by accident” stumbled on to this educational treatment which involves placing coloured blocks in various complicated sequences.

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