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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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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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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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Fact of Fiction? Dyslexia Is Caused by a Phonological Deficit

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, dyslexia research has been dominated by a search for the Holy Grail: the single cognitive deficit that is necessary and sufficient to cause all behavioral characteristics of dyslexia. Until the 1950s, the belief was that dyslexia is attributable to visual processing problems.

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Dyslexia: More than a Phonological Deficit

Most problems can only be solved if one knows what causes that particular problem. A disease such as scurvy claimed the lives of thousands of seamen during long sea voyages. The disease was cured fairly quickly once the cause was discovered, viz. a vitamin C deficiency. A viable point of departure would therefore be to ask the question, what causes dyslexia?

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A Multiple Cognitive Deficit Model of Developmental Dyslexia

A multiple cognitive deficit model considers all the aspects that may contribute to dyslexia: focused, sustained, divided and visual spatial attention; visual, auditory and phonological processing; rapid naming and processing speed; verbal, visual, auditory, sequential, iconic, short-term, long-term and working memory; logical reasoning; etc.

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Ask Susan: Is Dyslexia Incurable?

Ever since the diagnosis my son has been depressed and has become withdrawn. He says he is dumb and stupid. He really wants to overcome his problems but we don’t know if that is even possible. The opinion of most people is that dyslexia is incurable. Do you agree?

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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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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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Understanding Dyslexia in Children

How does one identify dyslexia? How many children have dyslexia? What are the effects of dyslexia? What causes dyslexia? You say certain skills are to be blamed for dyslexia. What skills are you referring to? What can parents do to help their children? How can Edublox help?

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Overcoming Dyslexia and Severe Reading Difficulties

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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Help, My Child Has Dyslexia (Part 4)

Imagine how a parent feels if, despite doing all the right things - such as buying them lots of children’s books and reading to them every night - their child struggles to learn to read when they start school. It comes as a total surprise in that there is no apparent reason why this should happen...

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