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

Postural control is not systematically related to reading skills: implications for the assessment of balance as a risk factor for developmental dyslexia.
 

Author(s): HÃ¥vard Loras, Hermundur Sigmundsson, Ann-Katrin Stensdotter, Joel B Talcott

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Impaired postural control has been associated with poor reading skills, as well as with lower performance on measures of attention and motor control variables that frequently co-occur with reading difficulties. Measures of balance and motor control have been incorporated into several ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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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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Assessment of neglect dyslexia with functional reading materials.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth E Galletta, Luca Campanelli, Kristen K Maul, A M Barrett

Journal: Top Stroke Rehabil. ;21(1):75-86.

 

Spatial neglect is a neurocognitive disorder that affects perception, representation, and/or motor planning. Neglect dyslexia in spatial neglect after right hemisphere damage may co-occur with, or be dissociated from, other spatial neglect signs. Previous neglect dyslexia research ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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Connectionist neuropsychology: uncovering ultimate causes of acquired dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Anna M Woollams

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Acquired dyslexia offers a unique window on to the nature of the cognitive and neural architecture supporting skilled reading. This paper provides an integrative overview of recent empirical and computational work on acquired dyslexia within the context of the primary systems framework ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2013

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Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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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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Prediction and Intervention in Developmental Dyslexia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Developmental Dyslexia

 

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2014

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