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A brain system that appears to compensate for autism, OCD, and dyslexia

Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders -- autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment -- appear to...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Brain study shows dyslexia impacts mathematical processing

In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia to difficulty with math.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Children with dyslexia at increased risk for physical abuse

Adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia, according to a new study from researchers at the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Silvia Paracchini: Dyslexia and Genetics - Nuffield Department of Medicine

Dr Silvia Paracchini aims to indentify the genetic components of dyslexia and understand the underlying biology. Other disorders such as Specific Language Impairment or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are commonly linked to dyslexia. Dr Paracchini is looking for possible common genes for these clinically distinct disorders. Her research has the potential to uncover some of the biological mechanisms involved in human cognition.  
ndm.ox.ac.uk
about 2 years ago
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NHS to stop 'over-medicating' people with learning disabilities - BBC News

NHS England says it is taking urgent action to tackle the over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs to people with learning disabilities.  
bbc.co.uk
about 2 years ago
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Action video games may help people with dyslexia learn to read

In addition to their trouble with reading, people with dyslexia also have greater difficulty than typical readers do when it comes to managing competing sensory cues, according to a study...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Dyscalculia: Burdened by blunders with numbers

Between 3 and 6% of schoolchildren suffer from an arithmetic-related learning disability.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Statins 'reverse' Noonan syndrome learning disabilities

Widely prescribed as a treatment for high cholesterol, a new study suggests that statins can also reverse neurological symptoms of a syndrome previously thought to be untreatable.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Adults with a learning disability

Feedback from Unhappy and hungry’ about Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France  
patientopinion.org.uk
almost 2 years ago
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Does 'dyslexia' disable teachers?

Different labels for difficulties with reading have been found to be associated with varying beliefs in how effective teachers believe they can be.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Less brain tissue not to blame for reading difficulties in dyslexia

In people with dyslexia, less gray matter in the brain has been linked to reading disabilities, but now new evidence suggests this is a consequence of poorer reading experiences and not the root...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Classroom behaviour and dyslexia research

Bournemouth University lecturer Dr Julie Kirkby is investigating the significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom and how it affects the learning of Dyslexic children.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Care of learning disability patients: Reform 'remains slow' - BBC News

There has been an "alarming absence" of progress in the reform of care for people with learning disabilities in England, a review concludes.  
bbc.co.uk
about 2 years ago
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UK dyslexia charities should present a more balanced view about expensive lenses to improve reading

UK dyslexia charities should give a more balanced account of the evidence for coloured overlays and lenses in dyslexia say experts on thebmj.com today.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Researchers report technique that enables patient with 'word blindness' to read again

In the journal Neurology, researchers report a novel technique that enables a patient with 'word blindness' to read again.Word blindness is a rare neurological condition.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago
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Western researchers explore links between learning disorders in children

New interdisciplinary research from Western University has uncovered fundamental links among three major learning difficulties in some school-age children.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 2 years ago