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'Dyspraxia is like the physical version of dyslexia'
Stephanie Guidera suffers with dyspraxia, but the 26-year-old has overcome the disorder to continue life as a classical singer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dyslexia centre founder convicted in Quebec of assessing disorder without licence
A woman who operates a dyslexia centre in Ottawa has been convicted in Quebec of assessing mental disorders without the proper medical qualifications. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Postural control in children with dyslexia: effects of emotional stimuli in a dual-task environment - Goul ème N, Gerard CL, Bucci MP.
The aim of this study was to compare the visual exploration strategies used during a postural control task across participants with and without dyslexia. We simultaneously recorded eye movements and postural control while children were viewing different ty... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dyslexia – what does it mean and how can you help?
UNISON has launched a new online training module to help union members and activists support colleagues who have, or suspect they have, dyslexia and to better understand the condition. It is a short, informal module, designed to allow learners to work through an overview of the topic at their own pace, and features a series of activities and video interviews with UNISON members. It explores what it’s like to have dyslexia and the legal obligations and protections for people with the condition. It also includes tips on making union branch communications dyslexia-friendly. It and similar online modules can be found on ...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - June 15, 2017 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article disability discrimination disabled members dyslexia learning learning and organising Source Type: news

Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT neuroscientists have found that dyslexic children from lower income families responded much better to a summer reading program than children from a higher socioeconomic background. Using MRI data, the team also found anatomical changes in the brains of children whose reading abilities improved -- in particular, a thickening of the cortex in parts of the brain known to be involved in reading. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tell me what languages you know and I'll tell you how you read
The languages we speak influence several factors that we rely on for our ability to read, such as visual attention and phonological processes. So concludes a new study that could have implications in teaching and in the diagnosis of dyslexia and other reading problems. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tell me what languages you know and I'll tell you how you read
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The languages we speak influence several factors that we rely on for our ability to read, such as visual attention and phonological processes. So concludes a new study that could have implications in teaching and in the diagnosis of dyslexia and other reading problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Richard Branson Shares Details About His Experience With Dyslexia
Richard Branson wants people to think of dyslexia as an asset, not a weakness. The founder of Virgin recently described his experience with the disorder in a blog post for the U.K.’s Sunday Times, right before launching a new charity for dyslexia on Tuesday.  Branson wrote that his dyslexia was “treated as a handicap” in school, which he stopped attending as a teenager. “There were some subjects where I drew a complete blank,” he wrote. “[Math] just didn’t make sense to me. I once did an IQ test and the questions seemed absurd. For years I hadn’t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech
A new study has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. Their research reveals how individual neurons coordinate with neural populations to anticipate events, a process that is impaired in many neurological and psychiatric disorders such as dyslexia, schizophrenia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Swedish startup Optolexia raises $5.6M to take eye-tracking software for dyslexia screening to US
Swedish startup Optolexia, which makes a digital test to screen for dyslexia in children, has raised $5.6 million (5.2 million euros) in a round led by Gabriel Urwitz, CEO of private equity group Segulah. The Pomona Group also contributed to the round, and the funding will be used to launch Optolexia ’s service in the United States. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 30, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A Special Learning Journey Cut Short
Students at the St Pius X Resource Centre in Malawi for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Credit: Charity Chimungu Phiri/IPSBy Charity Chimungu PhiriBLANTYRE, Malawi, Mar 29 2017 (IPS)When building a house, it’s critical to lay a strong foundation. The same applies to education, with studies showing that children who attend early learning centers perform better in school than those who do not.In Malawi, a 2003 national survey found that only 18.8 percent of school-age children with disabilities were attending class. More than twice as many of the same age group without disabilities (41.1 percent)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charity Chimungu Phiri Tags: Africa Education Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Disability rights early childhood education Malawi World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

Childhood Lead Exposure Can Change The Course Of A Life
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The genius in people with learning disabilities, mental health disorders
There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The genius in people with learning disabilities
There are numerous examples of people with learning disabilities and mental health disorders doing extraordinary things: the child on the autism spectrum who is masterful at putting together incredibly intricate Lego creations, the young person with Asperger's syndrome who knows more about presidential history than most adults, the child with dyslexia who is a master chef in the kitchen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nurse writes debut book to help children battle dyslexia
A nurse who was tormented as a child because of her dyslexia has published her first book in her bid to help youngsters with the condition. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 9, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study provides clues to the sex difference in dyslexia
(Wiley) For reasons that are unclear, males are diagnosed with dyslexia more often than females. Researchers have now found that this may be due to males' lower average and more variable reading performance relative to females.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dyslexia linked to shorter memory trace of previous stimuli
Researchers have provided new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing difficulties. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dyslexia linked to shorter memory trace of previous stimuli
(eLife) Researchers have provided new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing difficulties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Widespread Dysfunction of Neural Adaptation in Dyslexia Widespread Dysfunction of Neural Adaptation in Dyslexia
Dysfunction of rapid neural adaptation may underlie impaired reading development in adults and children with dyslexia, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How the brain processes faces from sight to recognition
Researchers used highly sophisticated brain imaging tools and computational methods to measure the real-time brain processes that convert the appearance of a face into the recognition of an individual. They are hopeful that the findings might be used in the near future to locate the exact point at which the visual perception system breaks down in different disorders and injuries, ranging from developmental dyslexia to prosopagnosia, or face blindness. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers map how the brain processes faces from sight to recognition
(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers used highly sophisticated brain imaging tools and computational methods to measure the real-time brain processes that convert the appearance of a face into the recognition of an individual. They are hopeful that the findings might be used in the near future to locate the exact point at which the visual perception system breaks down in different disorders and injuries, ranging from developmental dyslexia to prosopagnosia, or face blindness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

People with dyslexia have other brain differences, study finds
Brain scans reveal that people with dyslexia respond differently to sensory and visual info, not just written words (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
Title: 'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of DyslexiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/21/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Dyslexia breakthrough as MIT doctors discover sufferer's brains are less 'plastic'
A team of MIT neuroscientists found that the brains of people with dyslexia have a diminished ability to acclimate to a repeated input, like seeing the same word a number of times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Groundbreaking' research offers clues to cause of dyslexia
Amy Norton, HealthDay News People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Dyslexia Clues
Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Learning Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dyslexics show a difference in sensory processing
Neuroscientists have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to new study. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person's voice or images of faces and objects, as a way to make processing more efficient. But for individuals with dyslexia, the researchers found that adaptation was on average about half that of those without the disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

' Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests. Using specialized brain imaging, scientists found that adults and children with dyslexia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Stephen Gaynor School Shares Benefits of Performing Arts Education for Students With Learning Differences
Award-winning actor with dyslexia, Mark Ruffalo, shares his insight on the importance of the performing arts for students with learning differences (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 21, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Special Education Source Type: news

Distinctive brain pattern may underlie dyslexia
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A distinctive neural signature found in the brains of people with dyslexia may explain why these individuals have difficulty learning to read, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dyslexics show a difference in sensory processing
(Cell Press) Neuroscientists have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to study published Dec. 21 in Neuron. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory input, such as the sound of a person's voice or images of faces and objects, as a way to make processing more efficient. But for individuals with dyslexia, the researchers found that adaptation was on average about half that of those without the disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Research unlocks clues to language-based learning in children
One in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities -- one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols. Now, a new study that focuses on typically learning children, has found a link between'working memory'and how children learn. Researchers feel this discovery may later help educators uncover new ways to teach children with learning disabilities. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lloyd Everitt's dyslexic means he has to replace his Casualty scripts with pictures
The actor, who plays Jez Andrews in BBC's Casualty, wasn't diagnosed until he was an adult studying at  drama school in Cardiff. Now, he has basically developed his own written language. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research unlocks clues to language-based learning in children
(University of Missouri-Columbia) According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, one in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities -- one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri that focuses on typically learning children, has found a link between 'working memory' and how children learn. Researchers feel this discovery may later help educators uncover new ways to teach children with learning disabilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named
Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it? (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabrielle Emanuel Source Type: news

'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth
Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabrielle Emanuel Source Type: news

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It
It's the most common learning disability, yet it's still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabrielle Emanuel Source Type: news

New glasses treatment to treat patients with dyslexia
RESEARCH at a small primary school in Devon could transform the lives of millions of dyslexia sufferers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Undiagnosed and misunderstood, students with dyslexia face stigma and shame
A coalition of parents with dyslexic children is demanding national guidelines in Canadian schools, including mandatory training for teachers and compulsory assessment for dyslexia in kindergarten. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Voices: Jay Leno ’ s Advice for My Dyslexic Son
Successful people with dyslexia told my son that there was no secret to success — except persistence, humor, improvisation and grit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIISA OGBURN Tags: Dyslexia Education (K-12) Letters Source Type: news

Atomoxetine improves critical reading skills in children with dyslexia
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study shows significant improvement in critical components of reading, including decoding and vocabulary, among children treated with atomoxetine compared to placebo. Atomoxetine treatment was also associated with significant reductions in symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with both dyslexia and ADHD or ADHD alone, as reported in the study published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why your BIRTH MONTH could raise your autism risk: Babies lacking the 'sunshine vitamin' are more likely to have learning disabilities
Last week, researchers at Cambridge and Glasgow universities found that babies conceived between January and March are more likely to have learning difficulties such as autism or dyslexia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Power Of The Gut
As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two decades, I began seeing an increasing incidence of hormonal and immune dysregulations in my patients. Also, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and obesity began showing up in unprecedented numbers. A few years ago, I became aware of the ongoing research on the human gut microbiome. Much of the published researched explained what I was seeing in my clinical practice as linked to a disrupted gut biome. As I began applying the recommended protocols to healing the microbio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Don’t let dyslexia hold you back’
In kindergarten, while other students were beginning to read books, Josh Thibeau was still learning the alphabet. “I thought, I can’t read so why even try. I thought it was a waste of time.” Five to 17 percent of all children in the U.S. have developmental dyslexia. Josh is one of them. Children with dyslexia — often caused by some difference in normal brain development and damage to the brain — have trouble with comprehension because they can’t read text accurately or fluently. Josh, now 14, has four other siblings, three of whom also have dyslexia. “We are very fortunate because ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Rigel Cruz Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Department of Neurology dyslexia Gaab Lab neuroscience Source Type: news

Dyslexia
(Reading Disorder) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Utilizing the ecological integration model to understand parental abuse of children with dyslexia - Hurford DP, Renner LP, Nitcher SP, Fender AC.
Fuller-Thomson and Hooper recently found that 35% of adults with dyslexia reported that they had experienced physical abuse as children compared to 7% of adults who did not have dyslexia. Belsky's Ecological Integration Model of Child Abuse which consists ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'Shark Tank' star takes a bite out of dyslexia
I was around age 6 when a troublesome fact began to surface in my life. I wasn't learning how to read along with the other kids, and it became a source of incredible frustration for my mother and my teachers. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman Launches Hunger Strike Over How Princeton Handled Her Disability
This article has been updated with a comment from Pullan.  _______ Tyler Kingkade covers higher education and is based in New York. You can contact him at tyler.kingkade@huffingtonpost.com, or find him on Twitter: @tylerkingkade.   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The reading test that shows you what it's like to be dyslexic
The font was created by Daniel Britton, a 25-year-old designer from Kent last year and he has now raised enough money to create a Dyslexia Awareness Pack to be sent to schools. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news