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
Daniel Radcliffe health: ‘It’s never held me back’ Harry Potter star’s hidden condition
DANIEL RADCLIFFE found worldwide fame playing Harry Potter in the film series. But something fans may not know about the star is he has a neurological disorder known as dyspraxia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
First identification of brain's preparation for action
(Bangor University) Neuroscientists have identified the processes which occur in our brains milliseconds before we undertake a series of movements, crucial for speech, handwriting, sports or playing a musical instrument.Tracking brain activity, researchers could distinguish between neural mechanisms associated with skilled and error-prone actions.Following further research, this new information could lead to the development of interventions which would assist with rehabilitation post-stroke or improve life for people living with stutter, dyspraxia or other similar conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2019 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
'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
Why This Video Of A Boy Zipping A Jacket Is So Powerful
A seemingly simple video is offering an important message about autism. On March 8, mom and blogger Mandy Farmer posted a video of her 6-year-old son zipping his jacket on Facebook. In the caption, she opened up about the significance of this small task for her family. “You know how we say autism families don’t take things for granted? This is what we mean,” Farmer wrote. The mom said her son’s fine motor skills lag behind those of other kids his age. He can’t write or draw a square and struggles with self-care tasks like opening packages, getting dressed and feeding himself with ut...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Patients with dyspraxia and diabetes reveal humiliation at being called drunk
Every festive season the streets fill with the merrily tipsy tripping over kerbstones. But appearing to be drunk can also be the result of a serious health problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia)
Symptoms, diagnosis and management of dyspraxia, including how to help patients find areas of strength they may develop in order to maintain self-esteem. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 8 Care of Children and Young People Source Type: news
Forget your car keys? A real butter fingers? It's all down to brain overload
'At school I got called 'klutz' or 'butter fingers' as I was so clumsy,' writes Victoria Aitken, who suffers from the neurodevelopmental disorder, dyspraxia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mum and daughter give dyspraxia help
A mother and daughter talk about living with dyspraxia (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Boris Johnson missed the point on IQ – gifted children are failed by the system | Deborah Orr
From politicians to psychologists, too many people fail to understand how high intelligence can isolate people, especially childrenIn all the furore surrounding Boris Johnson's comments on IQ, one of the many respects in which he was utterly wrong has been barely mentioned. In fairness, this isn't entirely Johnson's fault. It is an endemic misunderstanding, the assumption that people with IQs over 130 are likely to sail through life, effortlessly achieving "success".It's been good to see neuroscience getting a popular airing this week. One can certainly complain that a study from the University of Pennsylvania in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Orr Tags: Learning disability Comment The Guardian Psychology Children Society Neuroscience Boris Johnson Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Features Politics Dyslexia Education Comment is free Source Type: news
The GAPS diet: can it help with autism?
A young girl with non-verbal autism has benefited from following the GAPS diet. Here is her daily food diary (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Telegraph dyspraxia health food autism diet dyslexia GAPS Source Type: news
DYSPRAXIA: Could your child's clumsiness be something more serious?
SARAH PURCELL explains how to spot the co-ordination and movement disability dyspraxia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
'I'd love to wear eyeliner, but that requires a steady hand'
A diagnosis of dyspraxia helped Emma Lewell-Buck become an MP, says Tom Rowley (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news