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Our language abilities are enabled by a co-ordinated network of brain regions that have evolved to give humans a sophisticated ability to communicate. [bastian.]/Flickr

What brain regions control our language? And how do we know this?

When you read this text, certain regions in your brain begin working more than others. Advanced imaging allows scientists to map the brain networks responsible for understanding language.
Arial font was as effective as Dyslexie front when the spacing of letters and words were enlarged. from

Spacing of letters, not shape of letters, slightly increases reading speed of those with dyslexia

A new font designed called 'Dyslexie' was labelled 'a breakthrough' by the media for reportedly being about to help increase the reading speed of those with dyslexia. But does it really work?
Some students struggle with reading and need to be taught in different ways. from

Schools need advice on how to help students with reading difficulties

Around a fifth of children aged five to 16 will experience reading difficulties. Schools need clear guidelines on how to choose the best literacy programs for their students.
Reading is a complicated task and it can go wrong in many different ways.

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

Dyslexia is often poorly understood by the public, leading people to attribute a problem they have, like bad spelling, to dyslexia. Here are the most common misconceptions explained.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowed access to special education for people with disabilities. Tim Kwee

My disabilities do not define me. I am Jim

On July 26, America celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law and its predecessors changed the lives of those with disabilities. This is Jim's story.
Learning disabilities may make life more of a challenge, but a diagnosis is not a life sentence. Shutterstock

Does my child have a learning disability?

For some children, despite having no known physical or mental disability, learning to read, write, spell, do maths, dress, throw and catch a ball, or organise themselves presents significant challenges…
Parents often know best how to help their kids overcome barriers to learning. Olesia Bilkei/Shutterstock. Cognitive development photo

Changes to special needs education may shut out parents

How schools should support students with special educational needs and disabilities is a controversial area of research. Debates continue over whether certain conditions exist or not, or if they are “over…
Many children have difficulty reading, but should we label this dyslexia? shutterstock

Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia” to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing…
Trouble reading? Maybe try videogames. Flickr/rachel sian (image cropped)

Videogames may help dyslexia: study

Action-packed videogames might help dyslexic adults learn to read, according to a study published today. Dyslexia is a reading…
New tech open avenues for dyslexic readers. thequietlibrary

E-readers prove easy on the eye for dyslexics

Using an e-reader may help some dyslexic students understand what they read more effectively, researchers at Harvard University argue. In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that…

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