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

Football players' concussions linked to dyslexia gene
(Northwestern University) A gene associated with dyslexia, a learning disorder, may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, reports a new study. This is believed to be the first time that this gene has been implicated in concussion or mild traumatic brain injury in athletes of a high-impact sport. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unlocking our potential
Kathleen Kennedy’s busy life belies narrow-minded assumptions about disabled people When people meet Kathleen Kennedy for the first time they often think she has learning difficulties. In reality, she has a degree in business and is the author of two books. Having a disability throws up many problems in the workplace, largely around the assumptions that other people make. But UNISON disabled members are working together to tackle those assumptions. Kathleen is 43 and lives independently in Aberdeen. She is a support assistant for her local council, and is the vice-chair and equality officer at her UNISON branch, as w...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article Magazine disability discrimination disability-information-day-2018 disabled members Source Type: news

Colored filter improves dyslexic children's reading speed
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Volunteers aged 9-10 with dyslexia took less time to read passages from children's books, possibly thanks to attenuated excitability of the cerebral cortex. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Couple Who Helped Decode Dyslexia
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE HAFNER Tags: Dyslexia Research Brain Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity Sally Shaywitz Bennett Shaywitz Source Type: news

Dyslexia
Title: DyslexiaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 28, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

MRI shows link between radiation and memory loss in kids
MRI scans have shown how the effects of radiation therapy can reduce the volume...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Soccer ball heading more risky for women than men MRI shows how kids compensate for dyslexia MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids fMRI offers clues about memory loss in older adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

' We should view people as individuals and focus on their positive attributes '
I have been through plenty of change and trauma in my life but nothing rocked me as much as someone saying that I had a'significant learning difficulty.' I was diagnosed during adult education as being dyslexic. I was in my 30s and had a good job, a mortgage, passed my GCSEs, A- Levels and had obtained a degree but how had I got through all that if I had a learning difficulty? I was baffled. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

Why hiring a disabled member of staff was brilliant for our practice
I have been through plenty of change and trauma in my life but nothing rocked me as much as someone saying that I had a'significant learning difficulty.'  I was diagnosed during adult education as being dyslexic. I was in my 30s and had a good job, a mortgage, passed my GCSEs, A- Levels and had obtained a degree. How had I got through all that if I had a learning difficulty? I was baffled. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - August 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

MRI shows how kids compensate for dyslexia
Using MRI, an international team of researchers believe they have found the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve Could brain imaging predict future behavior? fMRI investigates roots of dyslexia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Link found between resilience to dyslexia and gray matter in the frontal brain
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new joint Tel Aviv University and University of California San Francisco study identifies the brain mechanism that accounts for the discrepancy between low decoding skills and high reading comprehension in some children with dyslexia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Visual Function Deficits Up in Developmental Dyslexia
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- School-aged children with developmental dyslexia (DD) more frequently have visual function deficits than typically developing (TD) children, according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Aparna... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diana King, a Leading Teacher in Overcoming Dyslexia, Dies at 90
An author of 15 books, Ms. King founded a summer camp and school to help children with learning disabilities that had often gone undiagnosed. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Dyslexia Deaths (Obituaries) King, Diana Hanbury The Kildonan School Source Type: news

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