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Sep. 2, 2016 — New research from Loughborough University has revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school. ... read more

Genomic Region Associated With Autism Plays Role in Specific Cognitive Functions

July 18, 2016 — A new study reports that variations in 16p11.2, a region of the genome associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have distinct effects on cognition. The findings highlight the diversity ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Skilled readers can quickly recognize words when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts which functions separately from an area that processes the sounds of ... read more

Key Advance: Neuroscientists Get a New Look Into How We Read

Apr. 7, 2016 — Neuroscientists have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. It's the first time researchers have been able to study the brain while reading actual texts, instead of ... read more

Learning a Second Language May Depend on the Strength of Brain's Connections

Jan. 20, 2016 — Learning a second language is easier for some adults than others, and innate differences in how the various parts of the brain "talk" to one another may help explain ... read more

Two Synthetic Phonics Programs Equally Effective at Teaching Young Children to Read

Nov. 19, 2015 — Two of the synthetic phonics programs, Letters and Sounds (L&S) and Early Reading Research (ERR), used by English primary schools to teach young children to read are equally effective overall. ... read more

Early Intervention in Dyslexia Can Narrow Achievement Gap

Nov. 2, 2015 — Data demonstrate marked differences already present in first grade between typical and dyslexic ... read more

Researchers Use Neuroimaging to Explore Reading Deficits After Left Stroke

Oct. 17, 2015 — Researchers correlated neuroimaging data with reading deficits in patients with subacute left hemispheric stroke. Findings add to knowledge of neural mechanisms of reading and may be useful in ... read more

Home Reading Environment Is Crucial for Children's Reading Skills

Oct. 14, 2015 — Children that are seldom read to and whose parents read very little are at a disadvantage when they start school. Growing research indicates that there is a strong connection between a child's ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions. Scientists investigated ... read more

Computer Games Can Pick Up Dyslexia in Minority Pupils

Aug. 3, 2015 — While pupils from minority groups are over-represented in Norwegian special needs education, practically no children from these groups are diagnosed with dyslexia. As a consequence many miss out on ... read more

Syllables That Oscillate in Neuronal Circuits

June 10, 2015 — Speech, emitted or received, produces an electrical activity in neurons that neuroscientists measure in the form of "cortical oscillations." To understand speech, as for other cognitive or ... read more

Genetic Defect Linked to Visual Impairment in Dyslexics

May 26, 2015 — A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study. Mutations in the gene DCDC2 have previously been associated with dyslexia, and this study ... read more

Brain Differences Seen in Children With Dyslexia, Dysgraphia

Apr. 28, 2015 — Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study. Researchers say the ... read more

Dyslexic Children Do Not Detect Stressed Syllables Well While Listening to Words

Apr. 28, 2015 — Dyslexia is not only a problem related to reading; children with this difficulty also display impaired prosodic processing, in other words, they struggle to detect stressed syllables. A team of ... read more

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

Classroom Behaviour and Dyslexia Research

Mar. 30, 2015 — The significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom has been studied by researchers including a view on how it affects the learning of Dyslexic children. "Classroom learning is the ... read more

A Brain System That Appears to Compensate for Autism, OCD, and Dyslexia

Feb. 12, 2015 — Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders -- autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment -- appear to compensate ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — A neuroimaging study by psychologist suggests that phonics shouldn't be overlooked in favor of a whole-language technique, a finding that could help improve treatment and diagnosis of common ... read more

Does 'Dyslexia' Disable Teachers?

Jan. 7, 2015 — Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be. Researchers asked a sample of primary school ... read more

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