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Dyslexia: the Role of Vision and Visual Attention
(Fri 26 of Sep., 2014)
Abstract Dyslexia is more than just difficulty with translating letters into sounds. Many dyslexics have problems with clearly seeing letters and their order. These difficulties may be caused by abnormal development of their visual “magnocellular” (M) nerve cells; these mediate the ability to rapidly identify letters and their order because they control visual guidance of attention and of eye fixations. Evidence for M cell impairment has been demonstrated at all levels of the visual system: in the retina, in the lateral geniculate nucleus, in the primary visual cortex and throughout the dorsal visuomotor “where” pathway forward from the visual cortex to the posterior parietal and prefrontal cortices. This abnormality destabilises visual perception; hence, its severity in i...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
The Influence of Spelling Ability on Vocabulary Choices When Writing for Children With Dyslexia.
(Mon 22 of Sep., 2014)
This study aimed to determine whether the hesitant spelling of children with dyslexia, evidenced by frequent pausing, affects vocabulary choices when writing. A total of 31 children with dyslexia, mean age 9 years, were compared to typically developing groups of children: the first matched by age, the second by spelling ability. Oral vocabulary was measured and children completed a written and verbal compositional task. Lexical diversity comparisons were made across written and verbal compositions to highlight the constraint of having to select and spell words. A digital writing tablet recorded the writing. Children with dyslexia and the spelling-ability group made a high proportion of spelling errors and within-word pauses, and had a lower lexical diversity within their written compositio...
Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities?
(Mon 22 of Sep., 2014)
Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Development, Learning Disorders, MRI Scans (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
Maggie Aderin-Pocock: how a space-obsessed schoolgirl battled the odds to become a top scientist
(Sun 21 of Sep., 2014)
Her childhood was divided between 13 schools, and she has dyslexia. But Maggie Aderin-Pocock has since designed a host of space instruments, and now presents the Sky at NightClick here to book tickets for Observer Ideas 2014 at the Barbican, London on Sunday 12 OctoberFind out more about this years speakers Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
Association study of developmental dyslexia candidate genes DCDC2 and KIAA0319 in Chinese population
(Tue 16 of Sep., 2014)
Developmental dyslexia (DD) is characterized by difficulties in reading and spelling independent of intelligence, educational backgrounds and neurological injuries. Increasing evidences supported DD as a complex genetic disorder and identified four DD candidate genes namely DYX1C1, DCDC2, KIAA0319 and ROBO1. As such, DCDC2 and KIAA0319 are located in DYX2, one of the most studied DD susceptibility loci. However, association of these two genes with DD was inconclusive across different populations. Given the linguistic and genetic differences between Chinese and other populations, it is worthwhile to investigate association of DCDC2 and KIAA0319 with Chinese dyslexic children. Here, we selected 60 tag SNPs covering DCDC2 and KIAA0319 followed by high density genotyping in a large unrelated C...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.