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What is dyslexia in adults?
A look at dyslexia in adults, a disability that affects reading and writing. It can make it hard for a person to see the letters on a page. It is often linked to neurological conditions, such as dyspraxia. Included is detail on the causes and symptoms and how dyslexia affects adults compared with children. (Medical News Today)

What's coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech
An international collaboration of neuroscientists has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. (Medical News Today)

Dyslexics show a difference in sensory processing
Neuroscientists at MIT and Boston University have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to study published in Neuron. (Medical News Today)

When do speech difficulties in children matter for literacy?
A new study found that speech difficulties are linked with difficulties in learning to read when children first start school, but these effects are no longer apparent at 8 years of age. (Medical News Today)

Atomoxetine improves critical reading skills in children with dyslexia
A new study shows significant improvement in critical components of reading, including decoding and vocabulary, among children treated with atomoxetine compared to placebo. (Medical News Today)

Closing the dyslexia achievement gap
A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout school; therefore, it is critical to identify and provide effective... (Medical News Today)

Difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not a cause
The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions. (Medical News Today)

Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience. (Medical News Today)

Nerve cells use each other as maps
When nerve cells form in an embryo they do not start off in the right place but have to be guided to their final position by navigating a kind of molecular and cellular "map" in order to function... (Medical News Today)

Classroom behaviour and dyslexia research
Bournemouth University lecturer Dr Julie Kirkby is investigating the significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom and how it affects the learning of Dyslexic children. (Medical News Today)

A brain system that appears to compensate for autism, OCD, and dyslexia
Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders -- autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment -- appear to compensate... (Medical News Today)

Language study offers new twist on mind-body connection
Research from Northeastern professor of psychology Iris Berent and her colleagues finds that spoken language and motor systems are intricately linked -- though not in the way that has been widely... (Medical News Today)

Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention
UB researcher's findings point to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disordersThese images highlight the brain... (Medical News Today)

Does 'dyslexia' disable teachers?
Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be. (Medical News Today)

Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story
Brain scans of Harry Potter readers yield computational model of readingSome people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy... (Medical News Today)

Learning to talk is in the genes
Researchers have found evidence that genetic factors may contribute to the development of language during infancy. (Medical News Today)

Brain study shows dyslexia impacts mathematical processing
In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia to difficulty with math. (Medical News Today)

Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain
A new study in Biological Psychiatry maps the circuitry of dyslexiaDyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that... (Medical News Today)

Disrupted network connections found in the dyslexic brain
Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don't... (Medical News Today)

UK dyslexia charities should present a more balanced view about expensive lenses to improve reading
UK dyslexia charities should give a more balanced account of the evidence for coloured overlays and lenses in dyslexia say experts on thebmj.com today. (Medical News Today)

New insights into how young and developing readers make sense of words
Skilled readers are often able to make sense of words suffering from 'typos' and jumbled up letter orders as long as the beginning and end letters of the words are correct. (Medical News Today)

Dyscalculia: Burdened by blunders with numbers
Between 3 and 6% of schoolchildren suffer from an arithmetic-related learning disability. (Medical News Today)

Childhood stress reduced by natural-terrain schoolyards
Playing in schoolyards that feature natural habitats and trees and not just asphalt and recreation equipment reduces children's stress and inattention, according to a University of Colorado Boulder... (Medical News Today)

Researcher gives new meaning to semantics in reading
For years a key way of diagnosing dyslexia has been how well a person reads aloud. Similarly, the reading skills of adult readers also have been assessed by having them read words aloud. (Medical News Today)

The same genes influence children's reading and math abilities
New research from the UK finds that about half of genes that influence a child's reading ability can also affect their math capability. (Medical News Today)

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