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Dyslexia in Pediatrics - Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes speaking in children. Dyslexia is known as one of the common disabilities in children. Dyslexia can be mild or severe, every child diagnosed with dyslexia is different in some ways. Treatment for dyslexia should be introduced as early as possible for best results, however, it is never too late for improvement. (Bucciarell & Rais, 2008) Dyslexia can be inherited through a person’s family or it can be caused by the way the brain has developed during pregnancy and early childhood....   [tags: Dyslexia, Pediatrics,]
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The Role of Magnocellular Cells in Dyslexia - The Role of Magnocellular Cells in Dyslexia Dyslexia is a defined as a learning disability characterized by problems in expressive or receptive, oral or written language. Derived from the Greek words "dys" (poor or inadequate) and "lexis" (words or language), dyslexia and other learning disabilities affect about 15% of the population. (What is dyslexia!) Dyslexia itself can manifest itself in many different ways. People with dyslexia do not see words "backwards" or have other vision problems....   [tags: Dyslexia Learning Disablities Essays]
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Overcoming Dyslexia - Overcoming Dyslexia The teacher walked to the front of the room with her book in hand and as she got closer to the front, Paul got lower in his seat. He knew what was coming next; it was time for the class to read the next chapter. The teacher would start reading and then call on different students to read as they moved through the chapter. This scared Paul right down to his toes. He had read in front of the class before, but it was what followed after class that worried him the most. The taunts from the other students like “retard” or “are you stupid or what?” This type of relentless teasing would continue until gym class where he could hold his own ground again....   [tags: Dyslexia Disorders Essays]
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Dyslexia and life - For a long time, dyslexia has been causing many humans, especially children, to have learning difficulties. The World Federation of Neurologists define dyslexia as, "a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities" ("Dyslexia," 2013). Sometimes the letter m might look like w, and the number 3 might look like 8; dyslexia basically makes it harder for people to improve their language abilities....   [tags: disorder, children, therapy, intervention]
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Dyslexia - Dyslexia Growing, developing and learning are the facts of life for all children. Each day children are faced with many new concepts and various challenges. Can you imagine how it feels for a child to face not only new challenges life has, but to face these challenges while living with a learning disability. These challenges are met not just when they begin school either. Students suffer from learning disabilities from the moment they begin learning, not when they start school. Learning disabilities are real and they affect millions of people....   [tags: Learning Disabilities Dyslexic Essays Papers]
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Dyslexia - Some of us in the world may have problems with reading, spelling, and other academics. You might not know why they cannot read or spell as well as you can because they have a disorder. This disorder is called dyslexia. People with dyslexia struggle with: listening, reading, writing, spelling, and even handwriting. However, having dyslexia doesn’t mean that they are not intelligent. Some of the greatest minds in the world have or had dyslexia. One of the most fascinating reasons for dyslexia is the dominate ear....   [tags: Learning Disorder] 905 words
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Dyslexia Misconceptions and Myths - Dyslexia has been a commonly known problem in the Unites States. Even though, dyslexia is a mental problem that causes disabilities in reading, most people do not know the truth about it. There have been movies where a person with dyslexia sees letters moving around, yet people with dyslexia do not have disabilities like moving letters around. The truth is that there are plenty of misconceptions. The myths going around of what dyslexia supposedly is, is not the truth. These myths are just misconceptions and the truths about dyslexia are more complex than what it seems like....   [tags: dyslexics, reading problem, phonemes]
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Option A: Developmental Dyslexia: Explanations and Responses - 1. Dyslexia Research Just as our current understanding of literacy has formed from multiple lines of research over a diverse range of disciplines, so has our understanding of dyslexia. The multifaceted research in both these related fields has led to a wide scope of understanding for both the terms ‘literacy’ and ‘dyslexia’. As subject specialists concentrate on investigations in their own disciplines; others attempt to draw these divergent lines of research together to form coherent images of both literacy and dyslexia that can be amalgamated with the political context of policy-makers in governments and institutions as well as those views of pressure groups such as the British Dyslexia Ass...   [tags: Literacy ]
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How Dyslexia Occurs - Dyslexia Introduction According to science, the brain controls all the functions of the body. It explains how important the brain is in ensuring that all the body functions are normal. There are instances when some parts of the brain fail to function normally and this could affect the normal behavior of the person. It may not be easy to define brain based cognitive impairment as the definitions are normally very broad. An individual suffering from this disorder usually experiences some difficulties in a number of mental tasks....   [tags: Neurology, Brain, Medicine]
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Texas Dyslexia Reform: Implementing a Policy in Its Infancy - The state of Texas, the first to adopt a law requiring instruction for students with dyslexia in 1985, continues to set the standard when it comes to dyslexia education reform (T. Flanders, personal communication, August 30, 2011). Until recently, little consideration was made in the use of assistive technology (AT) for students with mild disabilities, specifically in the field of dyslexia education and intervention (Edyburn, 2006, p. 18). With the passing of Senate Bill 866, concerning the implementation of classroom technology plans for students with dyslexia, the pursuit of reform has become of utmost importance (The Texas State Senate-Information News and Events of the 82nd Legislative...   [tags: Education]
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Dyslexia - Dyslexia For Children Jimmy’s Story: Jimmy was a 10 year old boy who had done well in school through the third grade. Once he got the fourth grade he was having trouble following the readings as fast as the other children could. He was mixing up words and confusing letters. He was very upset so he told his mom and she decided to check out what was happening. She took Jimmy to the doctor and the doctor had Jimmy take some tests and the doctor discovered that Jimmy had dyslexia. This didn’t mean that Jimmy was stupid, it just meant that he had trouble reading certain words....   [tags: essays research papers] 610 words
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Exploring Dyslexia and its Implications - Exploring Dyslexia and its Implications Introduction Imagine yourself in a crowded room. You are sitting at a table with other people your age, reading a book out loud, and it is your turn. You look up at the other people, terrified because nothing is coming out of your mouth. You can't manage to force even one word out because you don't know how to read. Now, imagine yourself as a teenager. This is what it was like for fourteen-year-old Anita, a dyslexic. Life was horrible for her. She said that "Dyslexia makes you an outcast, and people think you are dumb...It's like racism; people are just prejudiced" (McConville, 2000)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Phonological Model of Dyslexia - The Phonological Model of Dyslexia Doctor Morgan of Sussex, England, published the first case of what is now known as dyslexia in 1896. Dr. Morgan wrote about Percy F, a 14-year-old boy who was intelligent, bright, quick with learning games, and the intellectual equal of his peers. He fell behind, however, in his inability to learn how to read. Today, as in 1896, most people associate intelligence with the ability to read, but Percy F and the experience of millions of people with dyslexia breaks down the relationship between reading and intelligence (1)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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dyslexia - Cau yon reab mwat I aw mriting. If yon caunot reab it waybe is is decanse this is hom a persou with byslexia wight reab somethiug. A person with dyslexia has a very difficult lifestyle to live. To understand dyslexia you must be aware of the causes, effects strategies, and teaching methods for coping with the disease. “Dyslexia means having difficulty with words in reading, spelling and writing – in spite of having normal intelligence and ability” (Make the Connection). Scientists have been interested in dyslexia for a long time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1416 words
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Dyslexia - Dyslexia Dyslexia is a neurological-based, specific learning disability, characterized by language handling deficiencies, impairment in the ability to recognize and translate words into sentences. It is said that a reading disability reflects a continuous deficit as opposed to an arrest in development and can occur in a person of any level of intelligence. Dyslexia can be related to hormonal or hereditary influences, or brain injury. One in five children are thought to have dyslexia and it is found to be more prevalent in males.(1) The difficulties caused by dyslexia do not accurately measure the sufferer's intelligence....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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dyslexia - The following paper discusses learning disorders, specifically, dyslexia, that are present within school age children between the ages of seven and twelve. During this age, most average children have the ability to read, write, spell, think, listen and do mathematical problems with minimal difficulties (Silver, 1993, p.109). On the other hand, children with learning disorders, specifically dyslexia, struggle to grasp these concepts because they have visual perception problems. When a child lacks visual perception skills, the child is really lacking the ability to organize or position the way something is seen....   [tags: essays research papers] 868 words
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Dyslexia - Dyslexia Imagine your childhood. Now imagine sitting in school and dreading that one moment when your elementary school teacher is going to call on you to read aloud to the class. Imagine that you dread this moment so dearly because you constantly trip over simple words and are made to feel stupid because of it. Or worse, imagine knowing that you do try your hardest but still have report cards that say that you are not living up to your full potential and need to start making an effort in school....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Dyslexia - Dyslexia The problem that effects one out of every ten kids in the United States of America is dyslexia. Although to some people this disorder may be very noticeable, it can really sneak up on you. Most of the time kids with dyslexia aren't recognized until they are about eight or nine. The most important thing to remember is that is takes time to solve, and sometimes cannot be cured at all. Dyslexia develops during the first six months of gestation . Neurons are churned out in the brain's ventricular zone....   [tags: essays papers] 622 words
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Dyslexia - Dyslexia Choosing a topic for my research project was quite easy. Dyslexia naturally presented itself, probably because I have a mild case myself. I thought of it as a good omen when typing the word “dyslexia” into an internet search engine, I spelled it “dsylexia”. Of course I was troubled when the computer reported zero matches, but I caught my mistake, and tried again, this time more successfully. My dyslexia is really very minor, and has not presented too much difficulty for me. I often reverse numbers, which is annoying when dealing with phone numbers, and I am a terrible speller, which may well be related to my dyslexia....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Dyslexia - The discovery of Dyslexia which is a difficulty in reading and visual centers in the brain comes from the Greek word meaning “poor with words,” “poor reading,” or “a disturbance of the ability to read.” Dyslexia can easily be treated with many programs that are out there today. A study was done at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington says that people with dyslexia have a lower level of activity in the brains left inferior parietal. This area is important but in reading and in processing visual images....   [tags: essays research papers] 590 words
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Dyslexia - DYSLEXIA AND THE PHONOLOGICAL MODEL Over one hundred years ago, in November 1896, a doctor in Sussex, England, published the first description of the learning disorder that would come to be known as developmental dyslexia. "Percy F.,... aged 14,... has always been a bright and intelligent boy," wrote W. Pringle Morgan in the "British Medical Journal," "quick at games, and in no way inferior to others of his age. His great difficulty has been--and is now--his inability to learn to read.” (Sec 3) In that brief introduction, Morgan captured the illness that has intrigued and frustrated scientists for a century....   [tags: essays research papers] 1692 words
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What´s Dyslexia? - ... They often say they are having trouble seeing also, but when taken to an optometrist no vision problems are detected. However, while some dyslexics have excellent eyesight, others have weak depth perception or peripheral vision (Davis, 1992). Academically, dyslexic students tend to have trouble with reading skills. They do not associate letter sounds with their names, so learning to read is difficult for them (ncld.org, 2014). Context clues are heavily used by dyslexic students when reading as well....   [tags: learning disabilities, psychology]
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Wilson Language Program: The Key to the Destruction of Dyslexia - Robert Buck once said, “If children can’t learn the way we teach, then we have to teach the way they learn.” The Wilson Language Program has become disclosed to amplify this mentality. Dyslexia is a common disease among ten to fifteen percent of the United States, where a human being has trouble in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols. Programs are reaching out to try to terminate as much distress of dyslexia as possible. Up and coming programs, The Wilson Language Program for example, are making their best efforts to start working with children from a young age with the slight signs of this common problem....   [tags: Reading, Interpreting Words, Letters, Symbols]
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Dyslexia: Causes and Treatment - Dyslexia: Causes and Treatment Works Cited Missing The learning disability dyslexia once perplexed scientists who now are beginning to make breakthrough discoveries into its causes. Dyslexia traditionally was vaguely defined as a difficulty in learning to read and write. In the past, dyslexics often were dismissed as lazy, not focused, or unintelligent. With these recent discoveries, scientists may be able to define much more specific disorders. Researchers now are finding out that people with dyslexia use specific brain regions that process written languages differently than those without the disorder....   [tags: Science Research Disorder Essays] 1652 words
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Problems Caused by Dyslexia - Introduction: My father is dyslexic and as a child was labelled stupid and disruptive by most of his classmates. As a result he had an unhappy time at school and consequently he ended up abandoning school at the age of sixteen, as he was made to feel incapable of learning literacy. His parents did not encourage and support him much either. From the way he reads, writes and spells I assume that my father has a level of literacy of age 10. He is able to decipher words in reading but has problems with decoding and comprehending all of them especially long, new, words....   [tags: learning disabilities, early education] 2561 words
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Etiology of Developmental Dyslexia - Etiology of Developmental Dyslexia The long disputed debate about the primary cause of dyslexia is still very much alive in the field of psychology. Dyslexia is commonly characterized as a reading and writing impairment that affects around 5% of the global population. The disorder has frequently been hypothesized to be the result of various sensory malfunctions. For over a decade, studies have made major contributions to the disorder's etiology; however, scientists are still unclear of its specific causal....   [tags: Psychology Learning Disorders Essays]
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The Most Common Types of Learning Disabilities - Throughout this course, we have discussed a lot about the different types of learning disabilities that are present. One of the most common types of learning disabilities is called dyslexia. Within this writing, we shall discuss what dyslexia is, causes of this learning disability, the different types of dyslexia, the types of signs one can look for to identify a possibility of this learning disability, areas of life this learning disability affects, strategies to cope with this learning disability, strengths of this learning disability and some interesting facts and statistics....   [tags: dyslexia, magnocelluar, learning]
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Learning Disability Dyslexia - Learning Disability Dyslexia Whether we graduate from highschool or college we all hope to find a challenging career that will propel us forward in today's society. For those suffering from dyslexia this only adds to the frustration and fears associated with seeking employment. Many adults with dyslexia or other forms of learning disabilities never disclose their disability in interviews or once employed for fear of being discriminated against. Several investigators have noted, however, that many persons with learning disabilities adjust well to the demands and complexities of adulthood....   [tags: Papers] 2682 words
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Aquired Dyslexia - DISCUSS SOME OF THE WAYS IN WHICH RESEARCH IN ADULT AQUIRED DYSLEXICS HAS ENHANCED OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW PEOPLE READ. The use of language is one of the most complex tasks the human brain must carry out. The way in which children acquire language is studied very carefully. This acquisition is enhanced by teaching from skilled language users, but in itself acquired by the child’s own observation and learning. For this reason the acquisition of spoken language is perhaps more well documented then the taught acquisition of reading skills....   [tags: essays research papers] 1885 words
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Dyslexia: What It Can Teach Us - Dyslexia: What It Can Teach Us What is a learning disorder and what can knowing more about learning disorders tell us about our own learning. Scientific research has acknowledged that many learning disorders are really just the edge of what is the normal spectrum in human capabilities.(1) Children with reading disabilities differ from one another and from other readers along a continuous distribution.(2) The aptitude to read depends upon fast and precise understanding and decoding of single words.(2) A disabled readers IQ tells very little about their skills....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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How to Teach a Dyslexic Child - Dyslexia is now a widely accepted condition that is prevalent in many classrooms. However, defining dyslexia is difficult as it can be described as a continuum. Although experts largely agree that dyslexia is identifiable as a developmental difficulty of language learning and cognition (Rose, 2009). Dyslexia can pose a host of difficulties for the child and can make daily activities and school life very challenging. The NCLD (2013) states children with dyslexia may have difficulties with ‘accurate and fluent spelling, accurate and fluent written expression, phonological awareness, memory, verbal processing speed and information processing.’ As teachers it is vital that we are aware of the un...   [tags: Teaching a Dyslexic Child]
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What´s Spiritual Development - Spiritual: I think spiritual development determines and helps with how a child behaves during this stage. Depending on the type of spirituality and connection of a higher source, it helps to teach and distinguish between right and wrong. I believe this helps with the state of mind that many young children carry throughout this stage life. In the district where I am employed, the community is a big believer in God. In my class when we I have discussions on certain topics, the students always refer back to the bible or their believes....   [tags: metamemory, dyslexia, misbehaving]
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When identifying the learning support of dyslexic pupils, the same - When identifying the learning support of dyslexic pupils, the same underlying principle of careful assessment of skills an “ When identifying the learning support of dyslexic pupils, the same underlying principle of careful assessment of skills and strategies should apply to literacy and numeracy. Discuss the implications for classroom practice. In this essay I will be discussing the importance of careful assessment in the management of dyslexia with particular reference to literacy and numeracy and the subsequent implications that this will have on classroom practice....   [tags: Education] 430 words
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A Case Study of Adam, a Dyslexic Child - Adam is a 4;00 year old boy, who was referred to the LRC in June 2004 due to parental concerns regarding his communication skills with other children, social relationships, and general development. Adam's parents attended an initial intake interview with Dr Eman El Sayed on the 6th June, 2004. Following the intake it was recommended that Adam would be assessed by members of the LRC Child Development Team. The two assessing clinicians were Donia Fahim, Speech and Language therapist and Eman El Sayed, Paediatric Psychiatrist....   [tags: Psychology] 1762 words
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Does attachment theory theory provide a sounf basis for bringing up children - Examine the argument that the cognitive, biological and environmental explanations of dyslexia are complementary. (Specimen) “Different perspectives lead to different theories. And different theories can provide insights into the same thing” Littelton et al Mapping Psychology 1 OU 2002 Dyslexia is a congenital condition that results in a primary difficulty in learning to read and write, although its behavioural symptoms are far more wide ranging than this. Uta Frith (1999) suggests there are 3 main perspectives on any developmental condition: behavioural perspective, cognitive perspective and biological perspective....   [tags: essays research papers] 1509 words
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Reading Difficulties in Patient AM Following the Development of Vascular Dementia - Reading Difficulties in Patient AM Following the Development of Vascular Dementia ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION Dementia was defined by Cummings et al. (1980) as 'an acquired, persistent impairment of intellectual function with compromise and at least of the following spheres of activity: language, memory, visuospatial skills, emotion or personality and cognition.' Dementia occurs as a series of subtypes, one of which is known as vascular dementia (Brown, 1993). Vascular dementia is a disease which is most commonly caused by impairment to the circulatory system of the brain following damage caused by a stroke (Alzheimer, Scotland., 2002)....   [tags: Papers] 7577 words
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Learning to Read - Learning to read is a complex cognitive process which progresses throughout childhood. In order to develop good reading and written skills, an individual requires both orthographic knowledge and phonological awareness (Waldie et al., 2013). Orthographic knowledge is the ability to use information stored in memory to represent spoken language in written form. On the other hand, phonological awareness refers to the ability to detect and understand sound structure and phonemes (the smallest units of distinct sound in a specific language)....   [tags: Cognitive Process, Childhood, Reading]
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All too often children are labeled as slow or stupid; they are put - All too often children are labeled as slow or stupid; they are put aside into special classes for the slower kids and looked down upon by the smarter kids. All too often children are labeled as slow or stupid; they are put aside into special classes for the slower kids and looked down upon by the smarter kids. Teachers and parents look at them in disappointment for the great potential they once saw in their child’s eyes has gone to waste. Many teens that now believe that their stupidity is a truth were once as young children, praised for their quick learning and brightness....   [tags: Economics]
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Julie Clayton's Article Lost for Words - Clayton, Julie. (1999) Lost for Words. New Scientists Planet Science, 24. Summary The first point I came across in this article was understanding the meaning of this condition. Many people diagnosed with this disability are often not diagnosed properly. A lot of people are labeled as “slow learners.” People with dyslexia don’t have difficulty understanding the meanings of words or recognizing letters and shapes of letters. With this information, this has led scientists to believe that the problem is in the language centers of the brain....   [tags: essays research papers] 631 words
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Figuring Out My World: Alison May - Figuring Out My World: Alison May Alison’s story is the perfect example of what many families must go through when faced with the possibility of having a child diagnosed with a learning disability. Alison was not diagnosed with visual and auditory dyslexia until the summer before entering college. However, while still a toddler, her symptoms had been brought to her mother’s attention by her sister’s teacher. Alison’s mother then noticed her habits in repeating words incorrectly and how Alison would need tactile clues to follow directions....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Students with Disabilities in Higher Education - Students with Disabilities in Higher Education I have chosen to look at students with dyslexia. I have chosen this topic because this disability affects a great number of people, and it has become a lot more recognisably over the last fifteen years. It is not known how many people suffer from dyslexia but “Thomson (1984) gives a ‘conservative estimate’ of five per cent.” (Wolfendale and Corbett 1996). A lot of students used to struggle through without any help or they just drop out of further and higher education, not knowing what was wrong with the and why they found the work so hard....   [tags: Papers] 746 words
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Video Games May be Able to Help - There is a common misconception that video games “brainwash” kids and do nothing but damage their intellect. Although that is not the case, video games have been proven to improve one’s everyday motor skills and even improve vision. Some parents may believe that their son/daughter will grow up to be some sort of lonely psychopath due to video games, but that is not the case. The truth of the matter is that video games do little to no damage to kid’s brains. There are many more things that improved rather than decreased....   [tags: brain wash, common misconception]
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Various Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities Unlike other disorders an individual may have, there is no quick way and easy way to confirm or deny a learning disability. There is no x-ray, blood tests, easy and quick surveys to help educators determine whether a learning disability exists. Many of the problems with identifying and assisting children with learning disabilities are to have knowledge of the various learning disabilities and how they affect students. The lack of information available to parents and teachers causes the students to continue to struggle in school and diagnosis for any disabilities to be postponed even further in their schooling....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Educational Opportunities - 1- The executive MBA programs are for executives who wish to develop better management skills. Many organizations rank executive MBA programs each year. One such organization is a weekly magazine called BusinessWeek that was first published in 1929 and has a circulation of over a million readers globally. It has been publishing the biennial MBA program rankings since 1988. The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL always ranks in the top 10 schools in the country....   [tags: Education] 1223 words
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Morphological Use as an Indicator of Reading Disability - Introduction Children with reading disabilities differ from children that read typically in their use of morphological forms. This view has been supported by multiple studies that review the relationship between reading and morphology (Carlisle, J., & Stone, C. 2005; Nagy, W., Berninger, V., & Abbott, R. 2006; Reed, D. 2008; Kuo, L. & Anderson, R. 2006). Morphology has been linked to reading ability, as has phonology, for many years. Traditionally reading ability, or disability, is detected by the student’s strength with phonology(Crisp, J.& Lambon Ralph, M....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Children With Learning Dissabilities and the Educational System - Children are the future of our nation and the world. Their footsteps will not only write the history of the nation, but educate us on what needs to change. Therefore, our educational society needs empower children with learning disabilities. Not all children understand the different educational concepts at the same rate. They are children who need additional assistance to comprehend the information present them to them. Although, each child has its distinctive form of learning, the educational system and educators need to construct a new method to instruct children with learning disabilities....   [tags: Learning Dissabilities]
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Intervention Strategies in the Classroom - Special education is no longer restricted to schools that cater for specific disabilities. Increasingly mainstream classrooms must cater for a diverse range of abilities and be inclusive of children with disabilities, therefore providing special education (Heward as cited on Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010). In catering for all children within a class, teachers also need to provide intervention as necessary. Intervention according to Heward (as cited on Education.com, 2011) intends to reduce, eliminate and/or limit the hurdles faced by students with disabilities that may prevent them from maximising their learning and becoming productive members of society....   [tags: Education]
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Psychological and Sociological Aspects - Psychological and Sociological Aspects In the beginning of my freshman semester in college I decided to major in secondary education with a minor in psychology. I made the decision just recently to change my major to sociology for many reasons that relate to research during this course. I am currently enrolled in an educational psychology course as well as an introduction to sociology class. As the semester has progressed, I have gotten deeper into my research for this project. One of the main things that I have taken note of is that much of what I am learning in this course through research is being enhanced by studies we discuss in sociology....   [tags: essays papers]
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Walt Disney - Dyslexia is inferior to determination, creativity, and passion. An exemplary display of this is Walt Disney. Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901, throughout his life Walt suffered from the disability, dyslexia (IMDb). Walt Disney used creativity, determination, innovation, and passion to overcome his disability and create one of the Worlds biggest and most well known attractions and characters. Walt Disney created “The Walt Disney Company” this extraordinary company includes a collection of theme parks such as Disney World and Disney Land and characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and so many more....   [tags: Biography]
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Adult Learning Difficulties - According to McArthur, Konold, Glutting and Alamprese (2010), many adults in the United States have difficulties with basic literacy. A solution to this situation has been the founding of adult basic education (ABE) programs by the U.S Department of Education which helps and serves more than 2 million adults annually (U.S Department of Education, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, 2002, 2006). Mellard and Patterson (2008) found that ABE students differ in skill from zero or minimal reading skills to reading simple stories, books and descriptions on familiar subjects so new vocabulary can be determined by context....   [tags: Special Education ]
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