Kenya:My Battle With Dyslexia - I Once Was Lost but Have Now Found Myself
[Nation] Kendi Kamanja Oketch, in her late 30s, had it rough all through school since she had trouble communicating. She knew that something was wrong with her but couldn't tell what is was, until early this year. Here is her story as told to Millicent Mwololo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Research hones interventions for kids with developmental language disorder
(University of Kansas) A KU researcher has earned $1.5 million from the NIH to continue research on developmental language disorder, an under-studied disorder as common as dyslexia or ADHD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Identifying dyslexia risk for sport-related concussion management: sensitivity and specificity of self-report and rapid naming - Wiseheart R, Wellington R.
BACKGROUND: Dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability and studies have shown that student-athletes with learning disabilities sustain more concussions than their non-affected peers. However, current methods of dyslexia identification in colle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Microsoft wants to use AI to help people with disabilities
Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities such as autism, deafness or dyslexia. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Dyslexia gene variants tied to consonant use across populations
A correlation between consonant use and the gene DCDC2 suggests a genetic role in language differences between worldwide populations, according to researchers. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Difficulties of drivers with dyslexia when reading traffic signs: analysis of reading, eye gazes, and driving performance - Tejero P, Insa B, Roca J.
A group of adult individuals with dyslexia and a matched group of normally reading individuals participated in a driving simulation experiment. Participants were asked to read the word presented on every direction traffic sign encountered along a route, as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Nursing by association
Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy. Pictures: Marcus Rose ALTHOUGH Elizabeth Bayliss and Kareema McCarthy work at the same hospital, Kettering General in the East Midlands, they have only recently become friends – not on the wards, but at university. That’s because the pair, who a few months ago were both healthcare assistants in different parts of the hospital, are now part of the pilot scheme to create a new breed of healthcare professional – the nursing associate. Posited as a role that sits between the healthcare assistant and the registered nurse, with its own level of knowledge and skills, it in...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article Magazine NHS NHS bursary NHS staff recruitment nursing associates Source Type: news

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in this country. But it is widely misunderstood, and schools often do a poor job of helping students learn to read.(Image credit: Trina Dalziel/Getty Images/Ikon Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Hanford Source Type: news

Nigeria:Easing Dyslexia in Children to Develop Full Potential
[This Day] Tackling dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty in children comes with concerted effort as Dyslexic Nigeria is currently training teachers, screening and assessing children that are dyslexic, to enable them develop their full potentials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Finger-Mounted Device Offers Reading to the Visually Impaired
These days most of us have tampered with the invention of speech-to-text — a relatively novel software revelation that allows users to text hands-free. But what if that software could be reversed in an effort to bring words to life for the visually impaired? That’s what researchers at the MIT Media Lab are trying to achieve through their new finger-mounted reading device that works to convert written text into synthesized speech in real time. The new prototype uses software to provide feedback, either tactile or audible, that can guide the user’s finger along a line of text while reading out the correspon...
Source: MDDI - January 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Wyss Center announces collaboration with CorTec
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) The Wyss Center, a non-profit neurotechnology translation organization, has signed a partnership agreement with German medical engineering company, CorTec. The partners will work together on research, design and development of a device for continuous, long-term, monitoring of the brain's electrophysiological signals for clinical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The planned device will sit on the skull, beneath the skin and has potential uses in epilepsy monitoring, tinnitus regulation through neurofeedback, neuromodulation for dyslexia and other brain circuit disorders. (S...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reading to teach and heal: More books for 8-12 year olds
The holiday season is a time to reflect, find gratitude and show kindness, especially to those who may be struggling. It’s also a great time to escape the chaos and hunker down with a good book. Why not do both? Today, there are more and more books about children and teens coping with physical and mental health issues that help young readers empathize with these characters but also relate, especially if they’re faced with a similar condition. We’ve selected five books that will not only make great gifts for the kids on your list, but also will stay with them long after those holiday decorations are put aw...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Patty Lenz Bovie Tags: Parenting autism clubfoot dyslexia eating disorder OCD Source Type: news

Action video games to fight dyslexia
The objective is to use the most useful elements of videogames in new software without violent connotations that help to treat this cognitive disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dyslexia: When spelling problems impair writing acquisition
(CNRS) Several studies have sought to identify the source of the problems encountered by individuals with dyslexia when they read. Little attention has been paid to the mechanisms involved in writing. Researchers decided to look at the purely motor aspects of writing in children diagnosed with dyslexia. Their results show that orthographic processing in children with dyslexia is so laborious that it can modify or impair writing skills, despite the absence of dysgraphia in these children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accident ahead? Difficulties of drivers with and without reading impairment recognising words and pictograms in variable message signs - Roca J, Tejero P, Insa B.
A timely and accurate acquisition of the information provided by variable message signs (VMS) can be crucial while driving. In the current study, we assess the difficulties of adults with dyslexia acquiring the information shown in VMS and provide evidence... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is dyslexia in adults?
A look at dyslexia in adults, a disability that affects reading and writing. Included is detail on the differences of dyslexia in adults and children. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dyslexia Source Type: news

How to detect the risk of dyslexia before learning to read
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Almost 10 percent of the world population suffers dyslexia. Establishing an early diagnosis would allow the development of training programs to palliate this disorder. We now may be nearer to reaching this goal thanks to a study carried out by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), associating auditory processing in children to their reading skills. The results offer a new approach for detecting the risk before the children learn to read. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rennes study: dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity
Dyslexia in some people may be linked to round spots in both eyes, that indicate neither eye is dominant, according to a new study from the University of Rennes in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dyslexia may be caused by an eye deformity
Dyslexia in some people may be linked to round spots in both eyes, that indicate neither eye is dominant, according to a new study from the University of Rennes in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists
Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the reasons for all dyslexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia
People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 18, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion Source Type: news

Dyslexia: scientists claim cause of condition may lie in the eyes
In people with the condition, light receptor cells are arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may confuse the brainFrench scientists claim they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye.In people with the condition, the cells were arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may be to blame for confusing the brain by producing “mirror” images, the co-authors wrote in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Dyslexia France Science Europe Health Society World news Source Type: news

Is the answer to dyslexia in our eyes?
Scientists at Oxford University have found that dyslexics have an unusual pattern of cells in their eyes which makes letters appear back to front. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How brothers with dyslexia learned to love reading
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'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
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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