Dyslexia News
May 19, 2019

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Language Is Learned in Brain Circuits That Predate Humans

It has often been claimed that humans learn language using brain components that are specifically dedicated to this purpose. Now, new evidence strongly suggests that language is in fact learned in ... read more

Amazingly Flexible: Learning to Read in Your 30s Profoundly Transforms the Brain

Reading is such a modern cultural invention that there is no specific area in the brain dedicated to it. Scientists have found that learning to read ... read more

What's Coming Next? Scientists Identify How the Brain Predicts Speech

A new study has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. Their research reveals how individual neurons coordinate with neural populations to anticipate events, a ... read more

Dyslexics Show a Difference in Sensory Processing

Neuroscientists have discovered that a basic mechanism underlying sensory perception is deficient in individuals with dyslexia, according to new study. The brain typically adapts rapidly to sensory ... read more
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Speech Recognition Technology Is Not a Solution for Poor Readers

Could artificial intelligence be a solution for people who cannot read well (functional illiterates) or those who cannot read at all (complete illiterates)? According to psycholinguists, speech ... read more

The Secret to Honing Kids' Language and Literacy

Researchers found that a child's ability to self-regulate is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster ... read more

Yes! The Brain Can Be Trained to Avoid Dyslexia, Study Suggests

The ability of the brain to synchronize with the tone and intonation of speech influences how language is processed. Study results could help design more effective activities to train the brain in ... read more

US Dyslexia Policies ‘ignore Scientific Evidence’, Expert Says

Many of the current US Federal and State dyslexia laws should be scrapped as they ignore scientific evidence and privilege some poor readers at the expense of huge numbers of others, according to a ... read more

Dyslexia Does Not Reduce Pass Rates for UK GP Licensing Exam

A study has found that UK GPs who declare dyslexia prior to taking the AKT are just as likely to pass the knowledge component of the licensing exam as their counterparts. Candidates who declared ... read more

Infant Brain Responses Predict Reading Speed in Secondary School

A new study has found that the brain responses of infants with an inherited risk for dyslexia, a specific reading disability, predict their future reading speed in secondary ... read more

Mu­sic and Nat­ive Lan­guage In­ter­act in the Brain

The brain's auditory system can be shaped by exposure to different auditory environments, such as native language and musical training, according to new research. The results suggest that ... read more

Dyslexia: When Spelling Problems Impair Writing Acquisition

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which affects the ability to adopt the automatic reflexes needed to read and write. Several studies have sought to identify the source of the problems encountered by ... read more

How to Detect the Risk of Dyslexia Before Learning to Read

Almost 10 percent of the world population suffers dyslexia. Establishing an early diagnosis would allow the development of training programs to palliate this disorder. We now may be nearer to ... read more

Screen Children With Reading Difficulties for Hearing Problems

A new study found 25 percent of its young participants who had reading difficulties showed mild or moderate hearing impairment, of which their parents and teachers were ... read more

Belief in Neuromyths Is Extremely Common

Neuromyths are common misconceptions about brain research, many of which relate to learning and education. Researchers have surveyed educators, the public and people who have completed neuroscience ... read more

One in 6 Women With Learning Disabilities Has Attempted Suicide

The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts was much higher for women who had been diagnosed with learning disabilities (16.6 percent) compared to women who had not (3.3 percent), new research has ... read more

Tell Me What Languages You Know and I'll Tell You How You Read

The languages we speak influence several factors that we rely on for our ability to read, such as visual attention and phonological processes. So concludes a new study that could have implications in ... read more

Reading With Children Starting in Infancy Gives Lasting Literacy Boost

New research shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of elementary ... read more

Repetition a Key Factor in Language Learning

A new study has focused on language acquisition in the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to novel words induced a rapid neural response increase that is suggested to manifest memory-trace ... read more

When It Comes to Reading, Kindergarten Is the New First Grade

A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in ... read more

Brain Activity Can Be Used to Predict Reading Success Up to Two Years in Advance

By measuring brainwaves, it is possible to predict what a child's reading level will be years in advance, according to ... read more

Working Memory as Key to Preventing Misdiagnoses, Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education

Researchers have found a link to growth in working memory and growth in English-language reading among young English-language learning students. The findings suggest better assessment and education ... read more

Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

Researchers have provided new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing ... read more

Research Unlocks Clues to Language-Based Learning in Children

One in five individuals are impacted by language-based learning disabilities -- one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other ... read more

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