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

Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of Dyslexia Early Screening Test - Second edition: preliminary findings.
 

Author(s): Tatiana Ribeiro Gomes da Matta, Debora Maria Befi-Lopes

Journal: Codas. ;27(3):301-3.

 

The assessment of language skills in early childhood can provide important information about the future of literacy and academic performances. Children with reading difficulties should be identified early in their education, before they suffer from shortcomings and experience failures ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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Efficacy of a perceptual and visual-motor skill intervention program for students with dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Natália Fusco, Giseli Donadon Germano, Simone Aparecida Capellini

Journal: Codas. ;27(2):128-34.

 

To verify the efficacy of a perceptual and visual-motor skill intervention program for students with dyslexia.

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2015

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Strong motion deficits in dyslexia associated with DCDC2 gene alteration.
 

Author(s): Guido Marco Cicchini, Cecilia Marino, Sara Mascheretti, Daniela Perani, Maria Concetta Morrone

Journal: J. Neurosci.. 2015 May;35(21):8059-64.

 

Dyslexia is a specific impairment in reading that affects 1 in 10 people. Previous studies have failed to isolate a single cause of the disorder, but several candidate genes have been reported. We measured motion perception in two groups of dyslexics, with and without a deletion within ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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The terms "Dyslexia" returned 36 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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Neurobiology of dyslexia.
 

Author(s): Elizabeth S Norton, Sara D Beach, John D E Gabrieli

Journal: Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.. 2015 Feb;30():73-8.

 

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, yet its brain basis and core causes are not yet fully understood. Neuroimaging methods, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, and electrophysiology, have significantly contributed ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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