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 382 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

RADAR: A novel fast-screening method for reading difficulties with special focus on dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Ioannis Smyrnakis, Vassilios Andreadakis, Vassilios Selimis, Michail Kalaitzakis, Theodora Bachourou, Georgios Kaloutsakis, George D Kymionis, Stelios Smirnakis, Ioannis M Aslanides

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Dyslexia is a developmental learning disorder of single word reading accuracy and/or fluency, with compelling research directed towards understanding the contributions of the visual system. While dyslexia is not an oculomotor disease, readers with dyslexia have shown different eye ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2017

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Shared and differentiated motor skill impairments in children with dyslexia and/or attention deficit disorder: From simple to complex sequential coordination.
 

Author(s): Marie-Ève Marchand-Krynski, Olivier Morin-Moncet, Anne-Marie Bélanger, Miriam H Beauchamp, Gabriel Leonard

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Dyslexia and Attention deficit disorder (AD) are prevalent neurodevelopmental conditions in children and adolescents. They have high comorbidity rates and have both been associated with motor difficulties. Little is known, however, about what is shared or differentiated in dyslexia ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2017

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A Psychometric Tool for a Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Approach for Dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Elisa Pedroli, Patrizia Padula, Andrea Guala, Maria Teresa Meardi, Giuseppe Riva, Giovanni Albani

Journal: Comput Math Methods Med. 2017 ;2017():7048676.

 

Dyslexia is a chronic problem that affects the life of subjects and often influences their life choices. The standard rehabilitation methods all use a classic paper and pencil training format but these exercises are boring and demanding for children who may have difficulty in completing ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 44 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Research advances in susceptible genes for developmental dyslexia in children].
 

Author(s): Rui Kong, Ran-Ran Song

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 Dec;18(12):1308-1312.

 

Developmental dyslexia in children is one of the neurodevelopmental disorders and is affected by various susceptible genes. In recent years, researchers have found some susceptible genes for dyslexia via chromosome analysis, genome-wide association studies, association analysis, gene ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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Tackling the 'dyslexia paradox': reading brain and behavior for early markers of developmental dyslexiax.
 

Author(s): Ola Ozernov-Palchik, Nadine Gaab

Journal: Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci. ;7(2):156-76.

 

Developmental dyslexia is an unexplained inability to acquire accurate or fluent reading that affects approximately 5-17% of children. Dyslexia is associated with structural and functional alterations in various brain regions that support reading. Neuroimaging studies in infants and ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2016

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Oral language deficits in familial dyslexia: A meta-analysis and review.
 

Author(s): Margaret J Snowling, Monica Melby-Lervåg

Journal: Psychol Bull. 2016 May;142(5):498-545.

 

This article reviews 95 publications (based on 21 independent samples) that have examined children at family risk of reading disorders. We report that children at family risk of dyslexia experience delayed language development as infants and toddlers. In the preschool period, they ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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Last Updated: 26 Aug 2016

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Comparison of Interventions for Developmental Dyslexia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Developmental Dyslexia

 

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2017

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Prediction and Intervention in Developmental Dyslexia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Developmental Dyslexia

 

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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