Our approach to the emerging global reality…
Considering the current local/global pace of change and recognizing that there are increasingly fewer secure jobs, businesses, and/or markets, we believe that the best way to prepare one and all for the future is to enhance and accelerate the way we think, learn, understand and express what we know and what we want to say so that we are effectively prepared for the future, regardless of its permutations.
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Dyslexia: Creating impact through innovation
(Sun 02 of Aug., 2015)
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Metacognition and Reading: Comparing Three Forms of Metacognition in Normally Developing Readers and Readers with Dyslexia
(Sun 02 of Aug., 2015)
Metacognition refers to ‘cognition about cognition’ and includes metacognitive knowledge, strategies and experiences (Efklides, ; Flavell, ). Research on reading has shown that better readers demonstrate more metacognitive knowledge than poor readers (Baker & Beall, ), and that reading ability improves through strategy instruction (Gersten, Fuchs, Williams, & Baker, ). The current study is the first to specifically compare the three forms of metacognition in dyslexic (N = 22) versus normally developing readers (N = 22). Participants read two factual texts, with learning outcome measured by a memory task. Metacognitive knowledge and skills were assessed by self‐report. Metacognitive experiences were measured by predictions of performance and judgments of learning. Indi...
Disparities in mental health among adolescents with and without impairments.
(Wed 29 of July, 2015)
CONCLUSION: Adolescents with impairments, particularly girls and those with multiple impairments, have considerably worse mental health than others. These inequalities in health are an immense challenge, not only for those directly involved with the impaired: they affect everyone involved with the goal health equity for the whole population. PMID: 26229072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Facilitating text reading in posterior cortical atrophy
(Sun 26 of July, 2015)
Conclusions: These findings demonstrate how neurologic characterization of a neurodegenerative syndrome (PCA) and detailed cognitive analysis of an important everyday skill (reading) can combine to yield aids capable of supporting important everyday functional abilities. Classification of evidence: This study provides Class III evidence that for patients with PCA, 2 software-based reading aids (single-word and double-word) improve reading accuracy. (Source: Neurology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
Graduating grandfather celebrates degree, aged 69
(Thu 23 of July, 2015)
A 69-year-old grandfather from Bristol has graduated after his dyslexia was finally diagnosed six years ago. Despite having a love of reading, Richard Abraham left school at 15 with no qualifications and had never written an essay in his life. (Source: University of Bristol news)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.