Dyslexia

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects a person's ability to read. Individuals with dyslexia may also have difficulty with other language skills, such as writing, spelling, and pronouncing words. Dyslexia may make it harder for an individual to do well academically in a typical structured learning environment, and in some cases an individual may need special education, special accomodations, or other support services. Dyslexia does not reflect an unwillingness to learn and can be managed successfully with suitable teaching methods.

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International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Throughout our rich history, our goal has been to provide the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2013

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The Focus Foundation

The Focus Foundation is dedicated to helping children and families affected by X & Y Variations, Dyslexia, and/or Developmental Dyspraxia. The Focus Foundation believes that through increased awareness, early identification and syndrome-specific treatment, children with these conditions can reach their full potential.

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Dyslexia" for support, advocacy or research.

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International Dyslexia Association

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Throughout our rich history, our goal has been to provide the most comprehensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.

http://www.interdys.org

Last Updated: 11 Jan 2013

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The Focus Foundation

The Focus Foundation is dedicated to helping children and families affected by X & Y Variations, Dyslexia, and/or Developmental Dyspraxia. The Focus Foundation believes that through increased awareness, early identification and syndrome-specific treatment, children with these conditions can reach their full potential.

http://www.thefocusfoundation.org/

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2015

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Dyslexia" returned 269 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rolandic epilepsy and dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Ecila P Oliveira, Marina L Neri, Lívia L Capelatto, Catarina A Guimarães, Marilisa M Guerreiro

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2014 Nov;72(11):826-31.

 

Although benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is an idiopathic, age-related epilepsy syndrome with favorable outcome, recent studies have shown impairment in specific neuropsychological tests. The objective of this study was to analyze the comorbidity between dyslexia and BECTS.

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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The effect of learning on feedback-related potentials in adolescents with dyslexia: an EEG-ERP study.
 

Author(s): Dror Kraus, Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus

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Individuals with dyslexia exhibit associated learning deficits and impaired executive functions. The Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) is a learning-based task that relies heavily on executive functioning, in particular, attention shift and working memory. Performance during early ...

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2014

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New insights on developmental dyslexia subtypes: heterogeneity of mixed reading profiles.
 

Author(s): Rachel Zoubrinetzky, Frédérique Bielle, Sylviane Valdois

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We examined whether classifications based on reading performance are relevant to identify cognitively homogeneous subgroups of dyslexic children. Each of the 71 dyslexic participants was selected to have a mixed reading profile, i.e. poor irregular word and pseudo-word reading performance ...

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2014

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

How the visual aspects can be crucial in reading acquisition? The intriguing case of crowding and developmental dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Simone Gori, Andrea Facoetti

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Developmental dyslexia (DD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder (about 10% of children across cultures) characterized by severe difficulties in learning to read. According to the dominant view, DD is considered a phonological processing impairment that might be linked to ...

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2015

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The molecular genetics and neurobiology of developmental dyslexia as model of a complex phenotype.
 

Author(s): Juha Kere

Journal: Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.. 2014 Sep;452(2):236-43.

 

Among complex disorders, those concerning neuropsychiatric phenotypes involve particular challenges compared to disorders with more easily distinguished clinical signs and measures. One such common and unusually challenging phenotype to disentangle genetically is developmental dyslexia ...

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2014

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Factors influencing work participation of adults with developmental dyslexia: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Joost de Beer, Josephine Engels, Yvonne Heerkens, Jac van der Klink

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Evidence has been synthesized to determine hindering and facilitating factors associated with the work participation of adults with developmental dyslexia (DD), classified according to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2014

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Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2015

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Effects of Atomoxetine on Brain Activation During Attention and Reading Tasks in Patients With ADHD & Comorbid Dyslexia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Dyslexia

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2014

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