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The roles of family history of dyslexia, language, speech production and phonological processing in predicting literacy progress
(Fri 28 of Feb., 2014)
Abstract It is well established that speech, language and phonological skills are closely associated with literacy, and that children with a family risk of dyslexia (FRD) tend to show deficits in each of these areas in the preschool years. This paper examines what the relationships are between FRD and these skills, and whether deficits in speech, language and phonological processing fully account for the increased risk of dyslexia in children with FRD. One hundred and fifty‐three 4–6‐year‐old children, 44 of whom had FRD, completed a battery of speech, language, phonology and literacy tasks. Word reading and spelling were retested 6 months later, and text reading accuracy and reading comprehension were tested 3 years later. The children with FRD were at increased risk of developing...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
Parameter‐based assessment of disturbed and intact components of visual attention in children with developmental dyslexia
(Thu 27 of Feb., 2014)
Abstract People with developmental dyslexia (DD) have been shown to be impaired in tasks that require the processing of multiple visual elements in parallel. It has been suggested that this deficit originates from disturbed visual attentional functions. The parameter‐based assessment of visual attention based on Bundesen's () theory of visual attention allows one to identify and quantify the underlying deficits. The present study provides the first groupwise comparison between children with DD (n = 12; mean age 9.84 years) and typically developing children (n = 12; mean age 9.87 years) with regard to intact and disturbed components of visual attention. From the performance on whole‐ and partial‐report tasks, we derived individual parameter estimates of four different parameters...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
Dyslexia is a 'meaningless label used by middle-class parents' claims Professor Julian Elliot
(Wed 26 of Feb., 2014)
Durham University's Julian Elliot says the definition of dyslexia is so broad it's impossible to make a separation between a child with the condition and a poor reader. (Source: the Mail online | Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
Dyslexia a 'meaningless label' claim experts in controversial new book
(Tue 25 of Feb., 2014)
Dyslexia is a “meaningless” label which is holding back teachers and parents from helping children with their individual reading difficulties, two experts have claimed. (Source: The Independent - Science)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
Neuroimaging sheds new light on the phonological deficit in dyslexia.
(Sat 22 of Feb., 2014)
Authors: Ramus F Abstract A new study reports that activations of superior temporal regions for speech are normal in dyslexia, although being less well connected to downstream frontal regions. These findings support the hypothesis of a deficit in the access to phonological representations rather than in the representations themselves. PMID: 24568928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Trends Cogn Sci)