Deciphering Dyslexia: The Paradox of the Differently-Wired Brain

By Daria Costello Dyslexia has long been a generic term, even a terminological catch-all, encompassing a range of classifications, symptoms, and diagnoses. It’s remarkable how much disparity there is in understanding dyslexia and its causes and treatments, despite having been first identified and labeled by doctors in Europe over a century ago.[i] Generally recognized at its […]

Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The Center for Research, Evaluation and Awareness of Dyslexia (Center for READing) is a university-based program at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. It was established in 1996 to: develop strategies for the prevention and remediation of reading disabilities search for strategies that will lead to the improvement of remedial processes provide […]

Monotropism

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility Monotropism, a typical feature of autism, is when an individual has a restricted range of interests and can only pay attention to what is in his or her attention tunnel. This hypothesis was published in 2005 and was developed by Dinah Murray, a Doctor of Philosophy; Mike Lesser, a mathematician; […]

Minstead Training Trust

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The Minstead Training Trust and Furzey Gardens are part of a charitable organisation that provides support for adults with learning disabilities to achieve greater independence and lead meaningful lives as full citizens in society. In 2012, the team from Minstead, together with the garden designer Chris Beardshaw, took the first learning […]

Double deficit (education)

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility The ability to read is believed to depend on two skills: Phonological processing skills make up the ability to identify and manipulate sounds in speech. Rapid automatized naming compose the ability to translate visual information whether of letters, objects or pictures into a phonological code.