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  • A Study of the Relationships Among Chinese Multicharacter Words, Subtypes of Readers, and Instructional Methods.    (Sun 13 of Apr., 2014)
    This article reports the results of two studies examining the effectiveness of the whole-word and analytic instructional methods in teaching different subtypes of readers (students with normal reading performance, surface dyslexics, phonological dyslexics, and both dyslexic patterns) and four kinds of Chinese two-character words (two regular [RR], two irregular [II], one regular, one irregular [RI], and one irregular, one regular [IR]). The approaches employed were the analytic method, which focuses on highlighting the phonological components of words, and the whole-word method, which focuses on learning by sight. Two studies were conducted among a sample of 40 primary school students with different reading patterns. The aim was to examine the relationships among different subtypes of read...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Find the best Christmas Sales, Boxing Day Sales and January Sales here.
  • Eye movements of university students with and without reading difficulties during naming speed tasks.    (Thu 10 of Apr., 2014)
    Authors: Al Dahhan N, Georgiou GK, Hung R, Munoz D, Parrila R, Kirby JR Abstract Although naming speed (NS) has been shown to predict reading into adulthood and differentiate between adult dyslexics and controls, the question remains why NS is related to reading. To address this question, eye movement methodology was combined with three letter NS tasks (the original letter NS task by Denckla & Rudel, Cortex 10:186-202, 1974, and two more developed by Compton, The Journal of Special Education 37:81-94, 2003, with increased phonological or visual similarity of the letters). Twenty undergraduate students with reading difficulties (RD) and 27 without (NRD) were tested on letter NS tasks (eye movements were recorded during the NS tasks), phonological processing, and reading fluency....
  • Functional Language Lateralization Of Primary Progressive Aphasia Variants (P6.225)    (Tue 08 of Apr., 2014)
    CONCLUSIONS: This data continues to support lateralization mechanisms in the etiology of svPPA and nfvPPA and that learning disability lvPPA may represent a separate cohort within lvPPA. In the future we hope to explore the differences between svPPA and learning disability lvPPA as well as the potential that patterns of language network activation may predict PPA variant susceptibility. Supported by: National Institutes of Health (grants P01 AG19724, P50 AG023501, P50 AG1657303, P50AG16574, R01-AG032306, R01 NS050915-05A1, R01 DC004855, UL1 RR024131) and its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institute on Aging or NIH.Disclosure: Dr. Miller has nothing to disclose. Dr. Hinkley has nothing to disclose. Dr...
  • Neurosurgical Cases with Cortical Vision Loss Followed by Improvement (P6.296)    (Tue 08 of Apr., 2014)
    Conclusions:In cases of CVL attributed to transient increased pressure of the SSS there may be marked improvement of visual function over time. It is important to rule out a concurrent ictal etiology.Disclosure: Dr. Keung has nothing to disclose. Dr. Lin has nothing to disclose. Dr. Klopfenstein has nothing to disclose. Dr. Kattah has received personal compensation for activities with Pfizer, Inc. as a consultant. (Source: Neurology)
  • Are More Boys than Girls Dyslexic?    (Tue 08 of Apr., 2014)
    Find out the myth about gender and dyslexia that has become urban legend.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)