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      July 1, 2013Mind & Brain

      Video Games May Treat Dyslexia

      Honing visual attention boosts reading ability
      August 19, 2014Mind & Brain

      The Advantages of Dyslexia

      With reading difficulties can come other cognitive strengths
      January 1, 2015Mind & Brain

      Dyslexia Can Deliver Benefits

      With reading difficulties can come other cognitive strengths
      March 1, 1987Mind & Brain


      Mirror writing and similar problems are usually blamed on defects in visual perception, but in truth dyslexia seems to be a complex linguistic deficiency. The remedy is proper instruction in reading...
      January 9, 2013Biology

      Numbers Games Devised to Aid People with "Dyscalculia"

      A cognitive scientist who studies numerical cognition and a learning disability likened to dyslexia for mathematics works on identifying its cause as well as ways to help those who suffer from it...
      October 12, 2009Mind & Brain

      It's all Chinese to me: Dyslexia has big differences in English and Chinese

      Chinese dyslexia may be much more complex than the English variety, according to a new paper published online today in Current Biology . English speakers who have developmental dyslexia usually don't have trouble recognizing letters visually, but rather just have a hard time connecting them to their sounds...
      March 1, 2010Mind & Brain

      A Sensory Fix for Problems in School

      Certain learning disabilities are linked to problems of perception, when the brain misinterprets sensory input. Targeted exercises can help correct these difficulties
      July 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      Genetic Overlap

      Sensory quirks share gene regions linked to autism
      June 9, 2010Mind & Brain

      Babies born early--even by a week--are more likely to have special education needs

      Premature infants have a known higher risk for poor neurological development, often leading to developmental and educational issues. However, these babies, born before 37 weeks, make up a small number of any generation, and new research shows that the 40 percent of babies born any more than a week before a full 40-week term are also at higher risk for having special education needs during childhood...
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