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Literacy App Improves School Readiness in at-Risk Preschoolers

Apr. 19, 2015 — Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children, according to research. "Guided use of an educational app may ... read more

Gaming Vs. Reading: Do They Benefit Teenagers With Cognition or School Performance?

Oct. 6, 2014 — Children have an increasing attraction towards electronic media in their play. With video games, phones and the internet in abundance, a new article examines if such leisure activity is impacting ... read more

Kids' Oral Language Skills Can Predict Future Writing Difficulties

Oct. 6, 2014 — Children's future writing difficulties can be identified before they even learn how to begin writing, according to a new study. The research data also contradicts the popular belief that ... read more

Sep. 15, 2014 — Researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience ... read more

Readers With Dyslexia Have Disrupted Network Connections in the Brain, Map the Circuitry of Dyslexia Shows

Aug. 28, 2014 — Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don't ... read more

Home Sweet Home: Does Where You Live Impact Student Success?

Aug. 25, 2014 — Where you live doesn’t have to determine your school success, according to a recent study. Instead, your working memory —- your ability to remember and process information —- is a much better ... read more

Dyslexia: Balanced View Needed on Expensive Lenses to Improve Reading

Aug. 19, 2014 — Dyslexia charities should give a more balanced account of the evidence for colored overlays and lenses in dyslexia, say experts. An accumulation of evidence supports the view that dyslexia is a ... read more

New Insights Into How Young and Developing Readers Make Sense of Words

Aug. 7, 2014 — Skilled readers are often able to make sense of words suffering from 'typos' and jumbled up letter orders as long as the beginning and end letters of the words are ... read more

Hear Jane Read: New Meaning Given to Semantics

July 15, 2014 — There are different ways to be a good reader. There has been much discussion over the years about some readers having more of a sound-based style and others having more of a meaning-based style. But ... read more

Decreasing Font Size Enhances Reading Comprehension Among Children Who Have Already Developed Proficient Reading Skills

July 10, 2014 — Decreasing the font size helps to improve reading comprehension among fifth graders who have mastered the technical skills of reading, a new study has demonstrated. "This study demonstrates the ... read more

One Third of Adults With Dyslexia Report They Were Physically Abused During Their Childhood

July 3, 2014 — Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study. Thirty-five per cent of adults ... read more

Low IQ Students Learn to Read at 1st-Grade Level After Persistent, Intensive Instruction

May 21, 2014 — Children identified as intellectually disabled or low IQ learned to read at a first-grade level after persistent, intensive instruction from a scientifically based curriculum, a study shows. The ... read more

Sound Trumps Meaning in First Language Learning

Mar. 12, 2014 — Four-to-seven-year-old children rely on the sounds of new nouns more than on their meaning when assigning them to noun classes, even though the meaning is more predictive of noun class in the adult ... read more

Could Action Video Games Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read?

Feb. 13, 2014 — In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater difficulty than typical readers do when it comes to managing competing sensory cues, according to a study. The ... read more

In Dyslexia, Less Brain Tissue Not to Blame for Reading Difficulties

Jan. 14, 2014 — In people with dyslexia, less gray matter in the brain has been linked to reading disabilities, but now new evidence suggests this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root ... read more

Naming Tests: Study on Dyslexic Versus Average Children

Dec. 18, 2013 — Rapid Automized Naming (RAN) tests were conducted on 43 average children and 25 with developmental dyslexia. The task involved naming colors, digits, pictures words and word lists displayed multiple ... read more

Nov. 22, 2013 — What types of skills do first-year primary school children in education priority areas need most to learn to read? To find out, scientists conducted a study of 394 children at the end of their first ... read more

Nov. 6, 2013 — What makes a good reader? First, you have to know how to read the words on a page and understand them -- but there's a higher-level step to reading comprehension. You have to tie together the ... read more

Aug. 5, 2013 — A combination of brain scans and reading tests has revealed that several regions in the brain are responsible for allowing humans to ... read more

July 22, 2013 — For the first time scientists have identified how a pathway in the brain which is unique to humans allows us to learn new ... read more

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