Beverley Steffert

Reading Disabilities Amid Dyslexia Patients Rooted In Ability, Not Brain Abnormalities.

A new study indicates that dyslexics and non-dyslexics have similar brain activity in the visual cortex, pointing to the possible role of reading experience in dyslexia instead. Dyslexia is the most prevalent of learning disabilities, affecting nearly 12 percent of Americans with reading disabilities and difficulties processing visual information. A new study indicates that dyslexics …

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The Concept of Attachment and it’s relation to Education

for Soc. Applied Neuroscience course by Dr Beverely Steffert Developmental psychology has presented sufficient evidence over the years for us to know with certainty that children who grown up with a reasonably stable career are more likely to be able to learn. Securely “attached” children tend to be free from incapacitating physical or mental health …

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Dyslexia Workarounds: Creativity Without a Lot of Reading

Actor Henry Winkler was told he was stupid. A teacher labeled Dan Malloy, the future governor of Connecticut, “mentally retarded.” Delos Cosgrove recalls “hanging on by my fingernails” in high school and college before becoming a thoracic surgeon and the Cleveland Clinic’s chief executive officer. Each has dyslexia, a condition that makes reading difficult but …

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New Understanding and Treatment for Dyslexia Revealed by The Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities

The recent creation of a new “bottom heavy” font by Alberto Gonzalez and Dr. Harold Levinson’s prior use of enlarged, dark, thick, colored and glare-free typeset have made it easier for dyslexics to process letter and word signals. Just as important, the enhanced signal efficacy of specially designed fonts and typesets have helped further validate …

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‘Dyslexia drove me to success’ James Martin explains how he built a £5m fortune.

When James Martin was eight, he predicted he’d be a head chef by 30, have his own restaurant by 35 and a Ferrari by 40. Instead, he’d achieved them all by the age of 24. Now that he’s 40, with TV shows including BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, best-selling books, restaurants, a delicatessen, cookware range and a …

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Kara Tointon: Green glasses and sticky notes helped me overcome dyslexia

Actress Kara Tointon reveals how she copes with dyslexia – and how her love of reading has developed. Former EastEnder and Strictly Come Dancing champion Kara Tointon is reminiscing about the day when, aged seven, she discovered she had dyslexia. ‘They said I was dyslexic but I came out of the test feeling great,’ she …

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FDA clears filtered lenses for people with reading disorders

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ChromaGen spectacle lenses to aid people with dyslexia and other reading disorders, according to a press release from ChromaGen Vision. The company tested 150 students at Brighton School, in Baton Rouge, La., which specializes in dyslexia and dyslexia-related learning disabilties, according to the release. About 72% of …

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Lillian Harris

Though she is just 9 years old, Lillian Harris is about to become a published author. While coming out with a book before leaving elementary school is an accomplishment, Lillian’s book is even more exceptional because writing is one of her biggest challenges. Lillian, a third-grader at Niedringhaus Elementary, has dyslexia, a reading disability that …

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Book Chapters

Dyslexia & Creativity: Investigations from Differing Perspectives Edited by Neal Alexander-Passe Chapter: The Neurology of Creativity in Dyslexics Product details: Hardcover Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc (1 Aug 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616685522 ISBN-13: 978-1616685522 Product Description: This is the first in a series to investigate under-researched areas of dyslexia. It has come from a …

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Thinking Skills

The rationale of thinking skills is to make explicit the components of thinking, allowing children to control and extend these skills to go beyond the specific present information to generalize to other situations, academic and real life. Because humans use many different symbolic systems to capture and communicate experience, we all have different styles (verbal, …

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We read with our ears

Children acquire language by listening to those around them talking. In the first year of life they are building an ever-increasing store of speech sounds. This store is phonological memory — the units of sounds that make up words. If these sounds are stored in phonological memory in a faulty manner, the child’s perception of …

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Sub-types of Dyslexia

Sub-types of Dyslexia Reading requires both; Phonological (sound based) analysis Levels of phonological awareness 1 Syllables c/a/t 2 onset and rime tr / ip 3 analogy zip/nip — beak/bean (need good auditory sequencing and sound discrimination) Orthographic (visual code) analysis 1 requires orientation 2 visual sequencing 3 visual tracking details of shape — horizontals, verticals, …

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