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How to teach … dyslexia awareness

One in ten people in the UK are dyslexic, which works out at around three students in each classroom. A report by the Driver Youth Trust reveals that more than half of the teachers they surveyed received no specific training on dyslexia.<p>As it's Dyslexia Awareness Week (14-20 October), the Guardian …

Dyslexia Is Not Actually Caused By Gray Matter Differences, Brain Anatomy Study Suggests

Anatomical differences of the brain that were previously thought to be a root cause of dyslexia could actually be the result of poorer reading experiences, according to a small new study.<p>The findings suggest the brain differences are a result of the dyslexia, rather than the cause. "These results …

What Musicians Can Tell Us About Dyslexia and the Brain

Dyslexia is a frustrating disorder that gives otherwise smart people trouble with reading. Nobody knows exactly what causes it, but one popular …

Video games are good for you, may help manage dyslexia

New research from Oxford University indicates that playing action games can help people better manage dyslexia, a common learning disability that makes it difficult for people to read, write, and spell. As reported by NPR and FOX News, though many programs that aim to help people with dyslexia …

Why action video games could be a treatment for dyslexia

Dyslexia is typically seen as a reading disorder, but many dyslexics are also known to have trouble processing sensory information. Research now …

Ban dyslexia? It’s a ‘meaningless label’

Use of the label ‘dyslexia’ should be ditched because it is unscientific and lacks meaning, a new book argues.<p>Experts said putting young people who …

Supporting High School Students with Dyslexia

There is a great deal of information on recognizing the signs of dyslexia and ways to help students with dyslexia in the classroom that can be …