Stress of Learning

Background speech hindered toddlers

Background speech hindered toddlers’ ability to learn words, according to a new study. Credit: © angiolina / Fotolia The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to …

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Lazy ryr

Specialized Glasses May Treat Lazy Eye, Early Study Shows Mon, 11/16/2015 – 9:56am Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Get today’s life science headlines and news – Sign up now! Boy wearing Amblyz. Source: PR NewswireA company called Xpand is offering programmable glasses that can treat children with amblyopia, which is also known as lazy. Typical lazy …

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Background speech hindered toddlers’ ability to learn words, according to a new study.

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to what they’re learning and ignoring what isn’t. A new study has found that the presence of background noise …

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Specialized Glasses May Treat Lazy Eye, Early Study Shows

A company called Xpand is offering programmable glasses that can treat children with amblyopia, which is also known as lazy. Typical lazy eye treatments require kids wear an eye patch for a couple of hours each day, writes Popular Science, because the patch helps strengthen the weaker eye. The glasses, named Amblyz, have programmable LCDs, …

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Visual stress

People with visual stress may experience one or several of the following: Blurred letters or words which go out of focus. Letters which move or present with back to front appearance or shimmering or shaking. Headaches from reading. Words or letters which break into two and appear as double. Find it easier to read large, …

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Dorking girl, 11, asks Michael Gove to do more for dyslexic pupils

CHANGE: Olivia Loder wants to make a change to state school education for youngsters with dyslexia.   AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl from Dorking who was bullied because of her dyslexia has asked the Education Secretary for better teacher training to help other youngsters – and received a reply. Before moving to specialist school Moon Hall College …

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A white matter circuit may be to blame for dyslexics.

Mapping dyslexia: A study found that the area that sorts and stores the auditory building blocks of language, in yellow, is similar between dyslexics and a group without reading problems A faulty connection between where the brain stores the auditory building blocks of language and where it processes them may be to blame for dyslexia, …

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OpenDyslexic font gains ground with help of Instapaper.

By Leo Kelion Technology reporter A free-to-use font designed to help people with dyslexia read online content is gaining favour. OpenDyslexic’s characters have been given “heavy-weighted bottoms” to prevent them from flipping and swapping around in the minds of their readers. A recent update to the popular app Instapaper has adopted the text format as …

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“I would be lying if I said dyslexia hadn’t affected my life decisions.”

Vicars Cross man Jon Dytor describes the impact dyslexia has had on his life. Jon Dytor, digital manager for Close Brothers in Chester, was diagnosed with dyslexia while at university. Dyslexia Awareness Week last week aimed to highlight the variety of difficulties faced by those who battle with this condition on a day to day …

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