‘I realised I was dyslexic when my daughter was diagnosed’

Dyslexia is, instead, an alternative way of thinking. Research shows that dyslexic brains, because of their different wiring, have an ability to recognise patterns, decode the bigger picture and make connections others cannot see. By Robyn Curnow As a journalist, I love words. I care about what I write, think before I speak, read with delight and savour language. Part […]

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A rose-tinted cure:The myth of colored overlays and dyslexia

It is claimed that the use of colored filters and lenses can alleviate visual distortions for people with dyslexia. These overlays are simple translucent pieces of plastic which add color to text. But I believe they should not be recommended as a treatment or a form of support for people with dyslexia because there is a lack of convincing scientific […]

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Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling. Tasks which require audiovisual processing are especially challenging for children with dyslexia, according to Chris McNorgan, an assistant professor in UB’s psychology department and project […]

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Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children: Findings could lead to tests that identify the disorder before kids fall far behind their peers

A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling. Tasks which require audiovisual processing are especially challenging for children with dyslexia, according to Chris McNorgan, an assistant professor in UB’s psychology department and project […]

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Long-term trauma outcomes heavily impacted by gender and education level

Trauma is a leading cause of disability in the world, resulting in more disability-adjusted life years than any other disease. While in-hospital, trauma-related mortality has decreased to just 4 percent in the U.S., little is known about what happens to the 96 percent of patients who survive their trauma injuries but may suffer debilitating long-term effects. Through the Functional Outcomes […]

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