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Brain Scans Shed Light on Dyslexia

... reveal more about how the minds of people with dyslexia work. The key problem seems to be a mismatch ... used to validate existing training strategies for dyslexia or perhaps contribute to understanding the nature ... laid the foundation for the neuro-anatomy of dyslexia versus the non-impaired reader." Some 4 ...

MIT's McGovern Institute researchers awarded $8.5M to study brain basis of autism and dyslexia

... and human brain development. Autism and dyslexia are complex brain disorders that first appear in ... may engage in bizarre and repetitive behaviors. dyslexia is a learning disorder that manifests itself as ... and Cognitive Neuroscience, will lead the dyslexia component. The researchers plan to study a ...

Nerve Disorganization May Spur Form of Dyslexia

... of nerve fibers in the brain may cause a form of dyslexia marked by slow and choppy reading fluency, U.S. ... imaging to study the brains of 10 people with dyslexia caused by a rare genetic disorder called ... They compared the PNH patients to 10 people with dyslexia without neurological problems and to 10 people ...

Sound training rewires dyslexic children's brains for reading

... Some children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brains aren't ... the finding may someday help clinicians diagnose dyslexia even before reading begins, and suggests new ways ... training. Children with developmental dyslexia confuse letters and syllables when they read. The ...

BIDMC Dyslexia Research Lab celebrates 25th anniversary

... BOSTON -- In the 25 years since establishing the dyslexia Research Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess ... discovered that the brains of individuals with dyslexia actually involve a pattern of structural and ... Galaburda and a group of leaders in the field of dyslexia research, will discuss recent discoveries ...

Brain Balance(TM) Centers Picks Adam Kluger Public Relations (AKPR) to Help Promote New Book and Atlanta Event to Raise Awareness About Revolutionary New Way to Treat Learning Disorders; Atlantic Recording Artist/Country Music Star Zac Brown and Dr. Rober

... a revolutionary new approach to help children with Autism, AD/HD, dyslexia and other Neurological Disorders. For more than ten years, Dr. ... Groundbreaking Brain Balance Program(TM) for Children with Autism, AD/HD, dyslexia and Other Neurological Disorders, ( Amazon.com: Disconnected Kids: The ...

Carnegie Mellon brain imaging study illustrates how remedial instruction helps poor readers

... about dyslexia. There is a persistent but incorrect belief that dyslexia is primarily caused by difficulties in the visual perception of letters, ... like "p" and "d". However, such visual difficulties are the cause of dyslexia in only about 10 percent of the cases. The most common cause, accounting ...

Learning Disabilities May Presage Later Language Problems

... "This relationship may exist in only a small subgroup of persons with dyslexia without necessarily implying that the entire population with dyslexia or their family members are at higher risk of primary progressive ...

NFL Cardinals' Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Promotes Vision Therapy

... of COVD states. "It is important to understand that vision therapy treats vision problems that interfere with reading and learning; we do not treat dyslexia or other learning disabilities." "It is unfortunate that many children struggle for years despite tutoring and other special services before ...

For Kids, Two Languages Can Be as Easy as One

... does result in discrete changes in 'wiring,'" said Marta Flaum, whose practice in Chappaqua, N.Y. specializes in diagnosing and helping children with dyslexia and other language handicaps. "It would make sense that learning a second language affects brain changes as well." However, Flaum said, "we know ...

Prop. 8 Challenged in Federal Court; Ted Olson & David Boies to Argue Case

... and New York Law School (2007). His awards include the Milton Gould Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy, the Pinnacle Award from the International dyslexia Association, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the LD Access Foundation, the Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievers Award from the Lab School of ...

Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids

... Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Though dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder are better known, another learning disability -- the inability to write properly -- strikes a significant number of ...

CHADD to Host International Conference on AD/HD in Anaheim, CA; Olympian Bruce Jenner to Keynote

... Olympian Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Gold Medal Decathlon champion, will be this year's featured keynote speaker on Friday, November 14. Jenner, who has dyslexia and AD/HD, is very active in associations that focus on learning disabilities and children. Growing up in the 1950s and 60s, Jenner experienced ...

'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Olympic Legends Mark Spitz and Bruce Jenner

... with ADD and dyslexia, he serves as an advisory board member for several foundations for the learning and mentally disabled, including the National dyslexia Research Foundation and the Special Olympics. Previous episodes of Sharing Miracles have featured Olympic Gold Medal-winning diver Greg Louganis, ...

Genetic loci assigned for musical aptitude in Finnish families

... affecting cell extension and migration during neural development. Interestingly, an overlapping region previously associated with genetic locus for dyslexia was found raising a question about common evolutionary background of music and language faculties. The results show that musical aptitude is likely ...

RHEI Pharmaceuticals Licenses Attental From MethaPharma (Vemedia Group) for Distribution Throughout Asia

... for a fluid articulation. After some time, Benypro was launched for the prostate and Attental for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), dyslexia and concentration problems. MethaPharma is now part of the Vemedia group. For more information see http://www.vemediapharma.com . About RHEI ...

Study raises questions about diagnosis, medical treatment of ADHD

... the world. But the predisposition to ADHD is a normal distribution in attention and activity level, much like diabetes and glucose tolerance, or dyslexia and reading disability. "The continuous nature of liability to ADHD requires that we examine more carefully what environmental pressures may be ...

Scientists uncover how the brain controls what the eyes see

... the object that is being viewed, Serences said. Findings from their study may further contribute to scientists understanding of disorders such as dyslexia -- a case in which individuals are thought to suffer from deficiencies in processing motion -- by providing information about the functional role ...

Massachusetts State Court Hears Suit by Breastfeeding Mother on Medical Licensing Exam

... As shown in her court filings, Ms. Currier had been granted two days, rather than the one day usually available, to take her exam because she has dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Additional arrangements that the exam's sponsors have offered Ms. Currier include: -- Privacy, ...

Research Fund for FSU to Eradicate Dyslexia

... to carry out a more detailed research work for dyslexia in children.// The schedule involves ... "Our hope is to develop ways of diagnosing dyslexia and other learning disabilities at a younger age ... scholar in the areas of learning disabilities, dyslexia and cognitive psychology," said Joseph K. ...

Gene For Dyslexia Identified

... gene could opens up ways for treatment. dyslexia generally affects family groups. Scientists at ... Network report that they have located the dyslexia gene, denoted as DCDC2, the presence of which ... development, the scientists report. People with dyslexia generally have difficulty remembering, ...

Chromosome 6 has the Dyslexia Gene

... the 'DCDC2' gene associated with dyslexia. dyslexia causes learning disabilities and affects millions ... lead to improved diagnostic methods to identify dyslexia and deepens understanding of how the reading ... will provide a new tool for early diagnosis of dyslexia and more effective educational programs to ...

Chiropractic Care Helps Children With Learning Disorders and Dyslexia

... abilities that are essential to learning." Learning disorders and dyslexia affect between three and ten percent of school-aged children in the United ... activities, and family and peer relationships. "Learning disorders and dyslexia are increasingly recognized as a neurodevelopmental disorder," he stated. ...

Chiropractic Care May Help Children With Learning Disorders

... abilities that are essential to learning.' Learning disorders and dyslexia affect between three and ten percent of school-aged children in the United ... and family and peer relationships. 'Learning disorders and dyslexia are increasingly recognized as a neurodevelopmental disorder,' he stated. ...

Dyslexia Gene Identified and Called "KIAA0319"

... University// have discovered the gene which is likely to be the cause of dyslexia in children. An analysis of 300 families where at least one child suffered from dyslexia was done to identify the gene. The gene has been called "KIAA0319". ...

Dyslexia due to cerebellum abnormality

... dyslexia a most common learning disorder, affects nearly one in 24 people. People with dyslexia often have great difficulty learning to read, write and spell. dyslexia was found to have been linked to reduced activity ...

Reason Behind Dyscalculia Revealed

... will aid in the diagnosis and management of the disorder, through remedial teaching. Dyscalculia is just as prevalent in the population as dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – around 5% of the population is affected. However, dyscalculia has not been given the same attention as ...

Is Your Child Dyslexic-Take a Ten-minute Test

... right treatments and professional help.” A pilot project is currently being carried out at Aberdeen University to help trainee teachers to spot dyslexia in young pupils. THE GAPS test which will cost fifty pounds, takes about ten minutes and features a cartoon character, an alien called Bik. ...

Brain Patterns In Amusia May Be Related To Other Disorders

... children, especially since an understanding of amusia may have broader implications. Researchers believe that congenital amusia has similarities with dyslexia and related disorders. These findings should contribute to understanding the origins of learning disorders – the genetic causes and their neural ...

Sleep Disorders Could Indicate Other Medical Problems

... a high degree of ADD in patients with insomnia. Further testing showed some of these patients also suffered severe memory impairment, depression, dyslexia and illiteracy. Researchers also say that patients with sleep disorders who are not assessed for additional conditions may continue to suffer from ...
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