Difficulty learning nonsense words may indicate a child's high risk of dyslexia
(Aalto University) A combined brain-scanning and behaviour study in Finland has explored dyslexia in 7& 8-year-old children learning how to read. Dyslexic youngsters were shown to have different activation in the left hemisphere compared to the control group - the area of the brain that specializes in processing language and speech. A related study by the group also found that self-confidence in reading ability helps young readers overcome some of the symptoms of dyslexia (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inspirational student: ‘ Dyslexia made me who I am today ’
An inspirational student who didn ’ t learn to read until he was 13 years old has left the University of Bristol with a First and a slew of international awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 2, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni, Announcements, Student life; Faculty of Social Sciences and Law; Press Release Source Type: news

In conversation with Emma K Lea
How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens. Listen to the interview https://lindaph.me/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emma-Lea.mp3 Takeaways from this episode: Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write Words are critical to the writer’s life so being...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast children's books dyslexia etsy ghostwriting hens self-publishing Source Type: news

In conversation with Emma K Lea
How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emma-Lea.mp3 Takeaways from this episode: Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write Words are critical to the writer’s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast children's books dyslexia etsy ghostwriting hens self-publishing Source Type: news

In conversation with Emma Lea
How does a dyslexic become a writer? Having inspirational teachers at school helps, as does parents who won’t allow it to become an excuse. Emma K Lea talks about her journey from ghostwriter to self-publisher, her work as a tutor for others who are also dyslexic and selling children’s books on Etsy. She reflects on the impact COVID-19 has had on her tutoring business and her love of hens. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Emma-Lea.mp3 Takeaways from this episode: Emma describes herself as a dyslexic who happens to write Words are critical to the writer’s...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 27, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast children's books dyslexia etsy ghostwriting hens self-publishing Source Type: news

Is Dyslexia the Same as Autism?
Title: Is Dyslexia the Same as Autism?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How to Spot Dyslexia in a Child?
Title: How to Spot Dyslexia in a Child?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Kids With Dyslexia May Have Hidden Strengths
Title: Kids With Dyslexia May Have Hidden StrengthsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/15/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - December 15, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Gwen Stefani Opened Up About How She And Her Sons Cope With Dyslexia
"They understand that their brain functions in a different way." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gwen Stefani and Her Sons Cope with Dyslexia: 'It's All Genetic, They Have Some of Those Issues'
Gwen Stefani shares sons Kingston, 14, Zuma, 12, and Apollo, 6, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With Dyslexia May Have Hidden Strengths
MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2020 -- There's growing evidence that children with dyslexia may have heightened social and emotional intelligence. Along with showing that dyslexia may be much more complex than poor reading skills, new study findings add to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How artificial intelligence helped me overcome my dyslexia
I rely on apps for help with spelling and grammar as if they were old friends. Now I ’m a tech entrepreneurI ’m 10 years old. Minutes into a maths lesson and my palms have already begun to sweat. I’ve positioned myself in the back row, but the teacher walks up and down the aisles of the classroom, peering over our shoulders. I don’t understand the rules. The teacher’s voice becomes a blur, and I st are at the numbers on the board, willing them to make sense. I wasn’t a shy child, if anything I was bold and kind of brash, but I couldn’t ask for help. I didn’t have the language...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tabitha Goldstaub Tags: Health & wellbeing Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Consciousness Technology Life and style Psychology Science Source Type: news

Dyslexia doesn ’t impede Yale students; they see it as an asset
Researchers found Yale College graduates identified as dyslexic are as positive, or even more positive about their life as peers with typical reading skills. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Improving health care autonomy for young adults with autism
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Independence has always been a driving force in Nancy Cheak-Zamora's life. Now an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Health Professions, she grew up undiagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disorder that can lead to difficulty reading. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Electrical Brain Stimulation Offers Hope Against Dyslexia
Title: Electrical Brain Stimulation Offers Hope Against DyslexiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Electrical Brain Stimulation Offers Hope Against Dyslexia
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- Electrical stimulation of a sound-processing area of the brain can briefly improve reading skills in adults with dyslexia, a new, small study has found. Researchers say their results suggest that deficits in that brain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Brain stimulation reduces dyslexia deficits
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Dyslexia is a frequent disorder of reading acquisition that affects up to 10% of the population. Although several possible causes have been proposed for dyslexia, the predominant one is a phonological deficit associated with changes in rhythmic or repetitive patterns of neural activity in a sound-processing region of the brain. Neuroscientists from the University of Geneva have demonstrated a causal relationship between brain oscillations and the ability to process phonemes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low-dose electrical stimulation helps adults with dyslexia read, study finds
Electrical stimulation of the brain improves reading accuracy in adults with dyslexia, according to a study published Tuesday by PLOS Biology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychiatric comorbidity among children and adolescents with dyslexia - Darweesh AM, Elserogy YM, Khalifa H, Gabra RH, El-Ghafour MA.
One of the most consistent findings in childhood psychopathology literature is that children with dyslexia frequently presented with additional psychiatric disorders. Over 60% of children with dyslexia meets criteria for at least one additional diagnosis.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion
Young people with certain learning disorders may respond differently to concussion tests, which needs to be considered when advising on recovery times, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 18, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Variability in natural speech is challenging for the dyslexic brain
(University of Helsinki) A new study brings neural-level evidence that the continuous variation in natural speech makes the discrimination of phonemes challenging for adults suffering from developmental reading-deficit dyslexia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better read it to me: benefits of audio versions of variable message signs in drivers with dyslexia - Tejero P, Pi-Ruano M, Roca J.
Adults with dyslexia may find difficulties in reading the messages on variable message signs (VMS) while driving. These signs are an essential part of the traffic communication systems, aimed at informing road users of special circumstances, such as conges... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Types of Memory Impairments are There in Children?
Discussion Memory is an important part of what distinguishes higher order species from others. Memory also is part of one’s self-identity. Difficulties in short-term memory can make common, everyday tasks difficult for the person experiencing the problem particularly if it recently occurred and the person’s long-term memory is intact. Difficulties with long-term memory can also have problems when language, events or even one’s own identity are affected. For some people the memory loss is temporary but for others, memory impairments are permanent and must be accepted and accommodated as part of the overall...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 30, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Supporting our reps and members online
Online training and support for activists UNISON is setting up an online system to continue key training for activist during the current crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, when we have had to postpone all face-to-face training and learning opportunities for members. In the meantime, we have quadrupled the capacity of our online couse for new stewards. There are now 100 places available – click on the link below to find out how to register. Our online new stewards’ course is supported by both a TUC tutor and a UNISON learning and organising staff member. We will be ther...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 23, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News activist education activist training coronavirus Covid-19 learning and organising Source Type: news

Brain wiring could be behind learning difficulties, say experts
Scientists say current system for labelling children with difficulties is ‘too simple’Learning difficulties are not linked to differences in particular brain regions, but in how the brain is wired, research suggests.According to figures from the Department for Education, 14.9% of all pupils in England – about 1.3 million children – had special educational needs in January 2019, with 271,200 having difficulties that required support beyond typical special needs provision. Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and dyspraxia are among conditions linked to learning dif ficult...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Neuroscience Dyslexia Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism Health Education Society Schools Source Type: news

Meet Rita Louise, author of The Dysfunctional Dance Of The Empath And Narcissist
Rita Louise has been sharing her thoughts on my Thursday Throng author interview. Her book The Dysfunctional Dance Of The Empath And Narcissist takes an in-depth look at the dynamics between the loving, compassionate, and often selfless empaths and those willing to take from them, the self-serving narcissists, and endeavors to uncover the unconscious patterns that keep them trapped in cycles of abusive, toxic relationships.What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? That I am very approachable. And once they start talking to me they realize that I am authentic, fun loving and humorous. What did you...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing psychology self help books Source Type: news

'If you're dyslexic, you feel stupid,' advocate says. Now, Ontario wants to change that
The Ontario Human Rights Commission begins hearing stories Tuesday from parents and students in Brampton as it launches a series of public hearings to determine if students with dyslexia, and other learning disabilities involving reading, are receiving the education they need to succeed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock: ‘I have no doubt that aliens are out there’
The space scientist, 51, on appearing in The Clangers, being the class clown, how science can save us and extraterrestial life formsI can ’t remembera time when I wasn ’t fascinated by space. I was born in 1968, a year before the moon landings. It’s hard now to comprehend just how exciting that was for my generation. It really was moon madness. But it was also because ofThe Clangers, the children ’s TV show. I was obsessed with it. They’ve rebooted the series now and it recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. They included a little Maggie model in it. I was about the happiest I’ve ever...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: James McMahon Tags: Science Space Dyslexia Education Life and style Source Type: news

New Finding Challenges Old Notions About Dyslexia
Title: New Finding Challenges Old Notions About DyslexiaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New Finding Challenges Old Notions About Dyslexia
THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- The cerebellum does not affect reading ability in people with dyslexia, according to a new study that challenges a controversial theory. The cerebellum is a brain structure traditionally involved in motor function. Some... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dyslexia: Cracking the code
Yale researchers who have studied hundreds of kindergartners for nearly 40 years say one in five was dyslexic. But perhaps their most important finding: There is no link at all between dyslexia and intelligence. Susan Spencer reports on efforts to help those with dyslexia "crack the code," from students at a Louisiana school catering to dyslexic children, to a new law to help the high percentage of prison inmates who have dyslexia. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cracking the code of dyslexia
Researchers who say one in five children they studied was dyslexic have also found there is no link at all between dyslexia and intelligence (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. Gavin Newsom, who struggled with dyslexia, is writing a children's book about it
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that he's writing a children's book for kids with dyslexia, a learning disability that affects him and at least one of his children. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Taryn Luna Source Type: news

Trust me, I’m a disabled doctor
Limb loss, dyslexia and mental health difficulties - and that's just the medical staff. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The upside to dyslexia, even as a journalist
As a parent, if you were told your child would be a creative, intelligent, big-picture thinker with a strong sense of grit and resilience, you'd be happy, wouldn't you? That sounds like a great set of skills for life success, doesn't it? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Was Dyslexia the Secret to Leonardo da Vinci's Greatness?
Title: Was Dyslexia the Secret to Leonardo da Vinci's Greatness?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/2/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/3/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 3, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Was Dyslexia the Secret to Leonardo da Vinci's Greatness?
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 -- Leonard da Vinci was an atrocious speller, a sure sign of dyslexia, but it's possible that very disorder fueled his genius, a researcher says. May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of da Vinci, an inventor and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the GAPS diet? A complete overview
The GAPS diet aims to ‘cure’ psychological conditions such as autism and dyslexia by changing a person’s diet. We look at the evidence, uses, and controversies around this dietary intervention. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Dyslexia in Preschoolers
-- Signs of dyslexia can appear in a child's earliest years. For parents and teachers, looking for signs in preschoolers can help for early intervention, says the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. Preschoolers with dyslexia may: Have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Dyslexia in Preschoolers
Title: Health Tip: Signs of Dyslexia in PreschoolersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - April 16, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Ombudsman discriminated against dyslexic employee
The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman may have to pay damages to a dyslexic former employee after a tribunal decided it had discriminated against a disabled worker. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

South Africa: SA's First Multimedia Centre to Help Children With Dyslexia
[SAnews.gov.za] Soweto is the home of the first ever - multimedia centre for children with dyslexia in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Neuroscientists at TU Dresden discover neural mechanisms of developmental dyslexia
(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) Neuroscientist Professor Katharina von Kriegstein from TU Dresden and an international team of experts show in a recently published study that people with dyslexia have a weakly developed structure that is not located in the cerebral cortex, but at a subcortical processing stage; namely the white matter connectivity between the left auditory motion-sensitive planum temporale (mPT) and the left auditory thalamus (medial geniculate body, MGB). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common is Dyscalculia?
Discussion Numerical understanding is imperative in everyday life. Even making coffee in the morning, a person considers whether she is making 1 cup or 2, and how much fluid will be in each cup. How many more days can she go without buying more coffee with the ground coffee left in the container? Other numerical skills such as telephone numbers, street addresses and locations, time and dates, and buying and selling of products and services occur all day long in people’s lives. What happens when those skills are not automatic? Dyscalculia or developmental dyscalculia (DD) is “a heterogeneous learning impairment...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children
(University at Buffalo) A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diving deeper into developmental dyslexia
(Society for Neuroscience) Men with dyslexia have altered structural connections between the thalamus and auditory cortex on the left side of the brain, new research published in JNeurosci reveals. The study extends similar observations of the dyslexic visual system and highlights the importance of early sensory processing for reading proficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Learning to excel
Growing up in Armagh during The Troubles was not a time for lofty ambitions. You left school, you got a job. And that’s how it was for Lucia McKeever. But then, with encouragement from her trade union, her horizons started to widen considerably. Lucia rose through the ranks of first COHSE, then UNISON, before serving as UNISON president from 2014 to 2015 – the first Northern Irish member to hold that office. Now, as she prepares to step down from the union’s National Executive Council (NEC), she wants to encourage others to take the same journey. “I left school at 16. I hadn’t even a spirit le...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Magazine activists' learning learning and organising lifelong learning return to learn Source Type: news

Consistency in core language skill stable in typically and atypically developing children
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) In a 15-year study of thousands of children, including those with dyslexia and autism spectrum disorders, researchers discovered that a so-called core language skill, as identified here, was stable from infancy to adolescence. These findings affirm that when a child's language skills are lagging, early intervention is best. As an infant, grasping a language is one (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MP says we need to change how disability is reported
“People with disabilities are so much more than benefits!” That was how Emma Lewell-Buck MP responded to a question at UNISON’s disabled members’ conference this afternoon, about how much of the media represents disabled people. The guest speaker – the Labour member for South Shields and shadow education minister responsible for children and families’ policy – said that much of the media coverage of disabled people is, too often, inextricably bound up with reporting about benefits. That, she continued, was in large part because Parliament makes that link too – that disabled p...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - October 28, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article disabled members national disabled members' conference 2018 Source Type: news

Does Dyslexia Gene Protect Against Concussions?
FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Athletes may be less likely to suffer concussions if they carry a gene linked to the learning disorder dyslexia, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the concussion history of 87 football players at Penn State... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news