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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Condition Specific Organizations

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 281 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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Attention dysfunction subtypes of developmental dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Monika Lewandowska, Rafał Milner, Małgorzata Ganc, Elżbieta Włodarczyk, Henryk Skarżyński

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Previous studies indicate that many different aspects of attention are impaired in children diagnosed with developmental dyslexia (DD). The objective of the present study was to identify cognitive profiles of DD on the basis of attentional test performance.

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Adults with dyslexia demonstrate large effects of crowding and detrimental effects of distractors in a visual tilt discrimination task.
 

Author(s): Rizan Cassim, Joel B Talcott, Elisabeth Moores

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Previous research has shown that adults with dyslexia (AwD) are disproportionately impacted by close spacing of stimuli and increased numbers of distractors in a visual search task compared to controls [1]. Using an orientation discrimination task, the present study extended these ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 31 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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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