Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population, but until recently it was thought to be a pseudo-medical diagnosis used by parents to explain their children’s poor performance in reading.
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
The right app can help a child with dyslexia.
Dyslexic? There's an app for that.
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It is time for you to rethink the concept of disability – because it is not a dirty word.
Our language abilities are enabled by a co-ordinated network of brain regions that have evolved to give humans a sophisticated ability to communicate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Much more needs to be done to tackle negative attitudes to people with a learning disability.
There is a double standard in public attitudes towards people with a learning disability.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowed access to special education for people with disabilities.
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.
Patients with alexia – or acquired dyslexia – can recognise letters but not words.
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Lesions on a particular region of the brain can cause 'acquired dyslexia'.
Concerns have been raised over the fairness of a new English GCSE.
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Concerns that people with dyslexia won't be able to memorise poetry are missing the point.
Could dysmusia be to reading music what dyslexia is to reading text, and dyscalculia is to math?
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If the brain processes words and mathematical symbols differently, why not musical symbols too?
Learning disabilities may make life more of a challenge, but a diagnosis is not a life sentence.
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.
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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?
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…
Jumbled up in silence.
There has been huge investment into research seeking to understand dyslexia in recent years. This has led to the development of tests that can be used to diagnose dyslexia and interventions to help children…
Trouble reading? Maybe try videogames.
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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.
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…