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The effect of a specialized dyslexia font, OpenDyslexic, on reading rate and accuracy.
(Thu 17 of Mar., 2016)
Authors: Wery JJ, Diliberto JA Abstract A single-subject alternating treatment design was used to investigate the extent to which a specialized dyslexia font, OpenDyslexic, impacted reading rate or accuracy compared to two commonly used fonts when used with elementary students identified as having dyslexia. OpenDyslexic was compared to Arial and Times New Roman in three reading tasks: (a) letter naming, (b) word reading, and (c) nonsense word reading. Data were analyzed through visual analysis and improvement rate difference, a nonparametric measure of nonoverlap for comparing treatments. Results from this alternating treatment experiment show no improvement in reading rate or accuracy for individual students with dyslexia, as well as the group as a whole. While some students comme...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Altered neural circuits accompany lower performance during narrative comprehension in children with reading difficulties: an fMRI study.
(Wed 16 of Mar., 2016)
Authors: Horowitz-Kraus T, Buck C, Dorrmann D Abstract Narrative comprehension is a linguistic ability that is foundational for future reading ability. The aim of the current study was to examine the neural circuitry of children with reading difficulties (RD) compared to typical readers during a narrative-comprehension task. We hypothesized that due to deficient executive functions, which support narrative comprehension abilities, children with RD would display altered activation and functional connectivity, as well as lower performance on a narrative-comprehension task. Children with RD and typical readers were scanned during a narrative-comprehension task and administered reading behavioral tests. Children with RD scored significantly lower on the narrative-comprehension task tha...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Letter-sound processing deficits in children with developmental dyslexia: An ERP study.
(Tue 15 of Mar., 2016)
CONCLUSIONS: Deficits in early stages of letter-sound processing influence later more explicit cognitive processes during letter-sound processing. SIGNIFICANCE: Identifying the neurophysiological correlates of letter-sound processing and their relation to reading related skills provides insight into the degree of automaticity during letter-sound processing beyond behavioural measures of letter-sound-knowledge. PMID: 26971481 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical Neurophysiology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Neural basis of phonological awareness in beginning readers with familial risk of dyslexia—Results from shallow orthography
(Sat 12 of Mar., 2016)
Publication date: 15 May 2016 Source:NeuroImage, Volume 132 Author(s): Agnieszka Dębska, Magdalena Łuniewska, Katarzyna Chyl, Anna Banaszkiewicz, Agata Żelechowska, Marek Wypych, Artur Marchewka, Kenneth R. Pugh, Katarzyna Jednoróg Phonological processing ability is a key factor in reading acquisition, predicting its later success or causing reading problems when it is weakened. Our aim here was to establish the neural correlates of auditory word rhyming (a standard phonological measure) in 102 young children with (FHD+) and without familial history of dyslexia (FHD−) in a shallow orthography (i.e. Polish). Secondly, in order to gain a deeper understanding on how schooling shapes brain activity to phonological awareness, a comparison was made of children who had had formal...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Reading the situation: the relationship between dyslexia and situational awareness for road sign information - Taylor B, Chekaluk E, Irwin J.
(Fri 11 of Mar., 2016)
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