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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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.

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: 19 Feb 2013

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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/FF/index.php

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 269 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Failure to learn a new spatial format in children with developmental dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Maria Pontillo, Maria De Luca, Andrew W Ellis, Chiara Valeria Marinelli, Donatella Spinelli, Pierluigi Zoccolotti

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A general problem in studying children with developmental dyslexia is how to separate inefficiency in learning on the one hand from exposure to written texts on the other. To evaluate dyslexic children's learning abilities with graphemic materials, we tested their improvement in a ...

Last Updated: 5 May 2014

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An investigation into the origin of anatomical differences in dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Anthony J Krafnick, D Lynn Flowers, Megan M Luetje, Eileen M Napoliello, Guinevere F Eden

Journal: J. Neurosci.. 2014 Jan;34(3):901-8.

 

Studies have converged in their findings of relatively less gray matter volume (GMV) in developmental dyslexia in bilateral temporoparietal and left occipitotemporal cortical regions. However, the interpretation of these results has been difficult. The reported neuroanatomical differences ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2014

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Auditory processing in children with dyslexia: electrophysiological and behavior evaluation.
 

Author(s): Juliana Casseb Oliveira, Cristina Ferraz Borges Murphy, Eliane Schochat

Journal: Codas. 2013 ;25(1):39-44.

 

To compare the performances of children with dyslexia and a control group in behavioral tests of (Central) Auditory Processing and Long Latency Auditory Evoked Potentials (P300).

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Procedural learning is impaired in dyslexia: evidence from a meta-analysis of serial reaction time studies.
 

Author(s): Jarrad A G Lum, Michael T Ullman, Gina Conti-Ramsden

Journal: Res Dev Disabil. 2013 Oct;34(10):3460-76.

 

A number of studies have investigated procedural learning in dyslexia using serial reaction time (SRT) tasks. Overall, the results have been mixed, with evidence of both impaired and intact learning reported. We undertook a systematic search of studies that examined procedural learning ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2013

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[Role of pediatricians in the diagnosis and therapy of dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia].
 

Author(s): Katalin Gergely, RenĂ¡ta Lakos

Journal: Orv Hetil. 2013 Feb;154(6):209-18.

 

Pediatricians play an important role in the diagnosis and therapy of children with dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia. These syndromes strongly affect children's school performance. Children with dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia show a significant underachievement in reading, ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2013

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Last Updated: 18 Apr 2007

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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: 19 Sep 2014

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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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