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

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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Mutation in CEP63 co-segregating with developmental dyslexia in a Swedish family.
 

Author(s): Elisabet Einarsdottir, Idor Svensson, Fahimeh Darki, Myriam Peyrard-Janvid, Jessica M Lindvall, Adam Ameur, Christer Jacobsson, Torkel Klingberg, Juha Kere, Hans Matsson

Journal: Hum. Genet.. 2015 Nov;134(11-12):1239-48.

 

Developmental dyslexia is the most common learning disorder in children. Problems in reading and writing are likely due to a complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors, resulting in reduced power of studies of the genetic factors underlying developmental dyslexia. Our ...

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2015

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Metacognition and Reading: Comparing Three Forms of Metacognition in Normally Developing Readers and Readers with Dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Bjarte Furnes, Elisabeth Norman

Journal: Dyslexia. 2015 Aug;21(3):273-84.

 

Metacognition refers to 'cognition about cognition' and includes metacognitive knowledge, strategies and experiences (Efklides, 2008; Flavell, 1979). Research on reading has shown that better readers demonstrate more metacognitive knowledge than poor readers (Baker & Beall, 2009), ...

Last Updated: 3 Aug 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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Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2015

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Speech and Short-term Memory Functions in Dyslexia: a Combined MEG and EEG Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dyslexia

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2015

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