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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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 347 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Relationships between Categorical Perception of Phonemes, Phoneme Awareness, and Visual Attention Span in Developmental Dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Rachel Zoubrinetzky, Gregory Collet, Willy Serniclaes, Marie-Ange Nguyen-Morel, Sylviane Valdois

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We tested the hypothesis that the categorical perception deficit of speech sounds in developmental dyslexia is related to phoneme awareness skills, whereas a visual attention (VA) span deficit constitutes an independent deficit. Phoneme awareness tasks, VA span tasks and categorical ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2016

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Profile of language and cognitive functions in children with dyslexia in speakers of Brazilian Portuguese.
 

Author(s): Thais Barbosa, Camila Cruz Rodrigues, Carolina Mattar Toledo-Piza, Ana Luiza Gomes Pinto Navas, Orlando Francisco Amodeu Bueno

Journal: Codas. ;27(6):565-74.

 

To verify the language and cognitive profile of children with dyslexia, contributing to the diagnosis of this condition in readers of a regular orthography, such as Brazilian Portuguese.

Last Updated: 22 Dec 2015

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A Randomized Controlled Trial on The Beneficial Effects of Training Letter-Speech Sound Integration on Reading Fluency in Children with Dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Gorka Fraga González, Gojko Žarić, Jurgen Tijms, Milene Bonte, Leo Blomert, Maurits W van der Molen

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A recent account of dyslexia assumes that a failure to develop automated letter-speech sound integration might be responsible for the observed lack of reading fluency. This study uses a pre-test-training-post-test design to evaluate the effects of a training program based on letter-speech ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 38 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The interface between genetics and psychology: lessons from developmental dyslexia.
 

Author(s): D V M Bishop

Journal: Proc. Biol. Sci.. 2015 May;282(1806):20143139.

 

Developmental dyslexia runs in families, and twin studies have confirmed that there is a substantial genetic contribution to poor reading. The way in which discoveries in molecular genetics are reported can be misleading, encouraging us to think that there are specific genes that ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2015

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Phonological processing deficits as a universal model for dyslexia: evidence from different orthographies.
 

Author(s): Ana Luiza Gomes Pinto Navas, Érica de Cássia Ferraz, Juliana Postigo Amorina Borges

Journal: Codas. ;26(6):509-19.

 

To verify the universal nature of the phonological processing deficit hypothesis for dyslexia, since the most influential studies on the topic were conducted in children or adults speakers of English.

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2015

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The inclusion of students with dyslexia in higher education: a systematic review using narrative synthesis.
 

Author(s): Marco Pino, Luigina Mortari

Journal: Dyslexia. 2014 Nov;20(4):346-69.

 

This article reports on a study focusing on the inclusion of students with dyslexia in higher education (HE). A systematic review was carried out to retrieve, critically appraise and synthesize the available evidence on how the inclusion of students with dyslexia can be fostered in ...

Last Updated: 5 Nov 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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Comparison of Interventions for Developmental Dyslexia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Developmental Dyslexia

 

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2016

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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2015

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