This Is Your Brain On Dyslexia

It’s a safe bet that dyslexics and non-dyslexics have different patterns of brain activity while reading. The real questions are, how do these patterns differ and do the differences shed any light on the possible causes of dyslexia. Researchers from Boston University, the MGH Institute of Health Professions and MIT used fMRI to address these…

Bad at maths? Scientists say you may actually have a disability

Consider yourself fairly intelligent yet struggle with basic maths when paying for your coffee? Ever worked on a till and felt the sheer panic of it crashing and you having to work out the change yourself? You may be interested to hear that scientists have developed a theory that those who struggle with arithmetic may actually have a maths disability that’s similar to dyslexia.…

Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits

General Dyslexic children and adults can become avid and enthusiastic readers when given learning tools that fit their creative learning style. Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level. Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, “not trying hard enough,” or “behavior problem.” Isn’t “behind enough” or “bad enough”…

23 Things Parents of Children With Dyslexia Want Others to Know

Somewhere between 5 to 17 percent of school-age children in the U.S. are affected by dyslexia, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. For dyslexic kids, reading, writing and spelling can be some of the most challenging activities — and ones they’re required to do nearly every day. Despite dyslexia’s relative prevalence, misconceptions still surround it; and parents,…