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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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What is Dyslexia? - ... COGNITIVE, GENETIC AND NEUROLOGICAL BASIS It was until 35 years ago that the cognitive impairment of dyslexia came into limelight. Extensive research by Liberman & Shankweiler, (1973, 1979 and 1985), indicated more clearly the relevance of speech and language as the foundation for reading. Children learn by mapping the written word onto the spoken word when learning to read. The misconception that dyslexia is a visual problem, as the primary symptoms being the writing of letters and words backward, has been corrected by these studies....   [tags: disability, academic, intervention] 3311 words
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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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The Common Learning Disability of Dyslexia - ... An increase in dyslexia research shows that the neurobiological basis of dyslexia is associated with cerebellar changes in the brain, motor control differences, muscular skeletal difficulties, and difficult balance (Bull, 2009). Usually in families whose children have been diagnosed with dyslexia, there is also a history of autoimmune disorders, autism, schizophrenia, and allergies (Bull, 2009). Also, furthering this research, it has been discovered that children with the most severe symptoms of fatty acid deficiency, which is rough skin and dry skin and hair, have the most difficulty with short term memory, reading, and spelling (Bull, 2009)....   [tags: cognitive, children reading] 1084 words
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Dyslexia and Dysgraphia in the Classroom - ... “Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing, which requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills. Dysgraphia makes the act of writing difficult. It can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting and putting thoughts on paper. People with Dysgraphia can have trouble organizing letters, numbers, and words on a line or page” (“Dysgraphia”). Students with Dysgraphia have a difficult time getting letters to sit on the line and they don't use the space on the page in the right way (“Writing Issues”)....   [tags: learning disablities, writing, accomodations]
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Dyslexia: Theory of a Phonological Deficit - ... 1999). Although the understanding that a phonological deficit is the only real disorder in developmental dyslexia seems difficult to understand as there is a large amount of evidence which shows the heterogeneity of the dyslexic population (Valdois, S, et al 2002). Scientists like Valdois, S, Bosse, M.-L, et al support the view that “a phonological deficit is the sole core deficit in developmental dyslexia and heterogeneity in the surface manifestations of dyslexia may be explained by varying degrees of severity of the phonological processing deficit, or that some reading disorders may be seen as general reading delays rather than developmental dyslexia “....   [tags: cognitive impairment critical evaluation]
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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 and Education Today - ... This makes it very hard for children with reading and writing disabilities to learn English. And because English is such an important language nowadays, this is one of the major consequences for students with dyslexia. People with dyslexia can also have problems with spoken language. They may find it difficult to express themselves clearly, or to fully comprehend what others mean when they speak. Such language problems are often difficult to recognize, but they can lead to major problems in school, in the workplace, and in relating to other people....   [tags: challenges, opportunities in schools]
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Neurological Learning Disability: Dyslexia - ... A person with dyslexia can also have trouble in math which may include but are not limited to learning to count, recognizing numbers and learning math facts and computation. Some of the other symptoms can be difficulties with breaking words apart, weak fine motor skills and learning to write letters, numbers and even their own name. With adequate tutoring a child with dyslexia can become a passionate and enthusiastic reader and writer (NCLD Editorial team, 2014). Differentiation between ELL and Learning Disabilities Determining whether a child has a learning disability or if it is a language barrier can be difficult....   [tags: effects, condition, indicators] 1150 words
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The Challenges of Writing with Dyslexia - ... Getting started has been a problem for me as well. Having to start writing isn’t easy, but after I am started it is not as hard. Also, I am not good at knowing how to put the paragraphs together to make the most sense, which makes my writing not as good. Dyslexia makes reading, writing, and math a little more difficult for me. I will often see letters backwards or upside down. However, when I lived in Alabama I got to opportunity to go to a dyslexia training clinic, which helped me improve my reading a lot....   [tags: personal challenges]
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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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Causes, Symptoms and Difficulties Associated with Dyslexia - ... The symptoms of dyslexia as I mentioned include struggling with reading and writing. Dyslexia is often applied to persons who habitually reverse letters of words, reading “saw” for “was”, for example; or reverse the letters themselves, reading “b” for “d” and “p” for “q”. Illegible handwriting and poor spelling together with an average or above average of intelligence are just a few more signs of dyslexia. There are several things that can contribute to a writing problems that dyslexia people experience....   [tags: reading, brain, frustration] 845 words
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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 - 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 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 - 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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How to Treat Dyslexia in Our Children, Questions and Answers - ... I would like to help them memorize and concentrate better, this will then help them read and learn more efficiently. Many Dyslexics tend to write a “b” as a “d” or vice verse, that is because they see a sequence in words or sentences scrambled. Their visual and phonetic memory is extremely weak and results in reading deficits. Studies by researchers from the University of Padua in Italy1 show that action driven interactive games and learning methods to help them improve their visual memory....   [tags: disability, learning, concentrate] 694 words
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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? - Dyslexia is a common learning disability that affects many people from all over the world. It is a condition that has no cure and affects the way a person understands, processes, retains, recalls, and expresses information. While many adults learn to live with their disability, children with dyslexia are often distracted and struggle through school, some without help because their condition has gone undiagnosed. This paper will tell of the different types of dyslexia, symptoms of the condition, how it is diagnosed, effects it has on those suffering with the disability, and statistics regarding this disability....   [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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Boy with Dyslexia and ADHD in Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan - ... When Percy and his mother went for a weekend retreat to the beach, their time together was interrupted by a storm and a horrible wailing in the middle of the night. Grover appeared at their door and revealed himself as a satyr. He has been keeping an eye on Percy until Percy was old enough to attend Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for training demigods. Grover told Percy that monstrous forces were now after him and they had no choice but to flee to Camp Half Blood. On the way, they were attacked by the Minotaur....   [tags: olympus, camp half blood, greek mythology]
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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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Attitudes and Concerns Towards Children's Learning Disabilities - ... In the next few paragraphs I will go into more detail of dyslexia and the causes, then will focus on concerns and attitudes. Dyslexia as I described before is a reading-disorder, and effects children with daily skills in school, like trying to read the board or spelling. Children have a hard time with the alphabet and can confuse words and even letters in sentences. An example would be a child who is learning to write letters and will continuously confuse the letters “b” with the letter “d” or even with “p” these letters are all similar in shape and have a similar sound when saying them....   [tags: dyslexia, diagnosis, reading]
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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 Is Dyslexia and What Can You Do If You Have It - ... Since illustrations are often not included in intermediate books, students will become frustrated because they are not able to refer to illustrations as a guide in assisting them in the comprehension of the text. As reading teachers, we must be aware of these tendencies because students with dyslexia can “hide” behind their ability to listen, comprehend, and respond orally in their regular classroom (Gary E. S, 2008). Before students are able to read, they require a strong foundation of phonemic awareness....   [tags: congenital disorders, learning disabilities ]
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Reading to Comprehend in Order to Enjoy - ... There are techniques for improve reading comprehension issues such as these. Some of the techniques include self-monitoring, engagement in reading, discussing the texts or taking notes and working on building up reading skills. Self-monitoring skills is when a student is able to refocus their attention back on the text at hand. In doing this they are more likely to understand and comprehend with they are reading. Engagement in reading is important to students because if the information placed in front of them is not of interest to them they are less like have a clear comprehension of what they are reading....   [tags: dyslexia, self-regulation, education] 776 words
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My Struggles With Becoming a Writer - ... I am an individual with my own thoughts and interests, and Evergreen recognizes that. In my opinion I think that is just part of what makes Evergreen so unique from every other school, and why I can’t see myself going anywhere else. When it all comes down to what I want to do with my life, the answer is simple. I want to be a writer. It may have taken me some time to find something to get animated about, but let me tell you, it was well worth the wait. My mother told me the other day that when she was choosing my name, she thought of three things....   [tags: education, dyslexia, career] 788 words
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Learning Disabilities and Disorders - ... This obviously has much criticism for its validity. These and several other learning disorders have long been studied with adaptive behavior. The first study of adaptive behavior that I found was an article written in 1926 as an introductory course into psychology (Perrin & Klein, 1926). They describe this as the “science of adaptive behavior”. While this is a crude term by today’s standards it was a stepping stone for studies into disorders and how they affect this topic. This definition has evolved to and now is known as the performance of an individual in daily activities which are involved in personal and social functioning (Tan, 2012)....   [tags: autism, ADHD, dyslexia] 1547 words
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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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Dyxlexia and Comorbidity - Dr. W. Pringle-Morgan originally described dyslexia as “congenital word blindness,” in that he had a patient who was normal in all learning aspects other than his pronounced inability to read (Morgan, 1896). In order to test the severity of the child’s deficiency, Dr. Morgan devised a simple test to determine reading/writing capabilities in the patient, noting from his results that the patient was incapable of writing words exactly as they were spoken, as well as not being able to recognize all but the simplest words from a text....   [tags: Cognital Word Blindness, Dr. W. Pringle-Morgan]
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The Implementation of the Acceleread and Accelewrite Programme on Dyslexic Students - ... Morais (1998) describes how Literacy produces an additional mode of representing words by adding orthographic representations to phonological and semantic ones that are already stored within the brain. Harley (2001) describes how access is gained to the sounds and meanings of words that are stored in this way. Firstly in order to be able to read and write we must be able to retrieve the sounds of words, which means converting graphemes into their corresponding phonemes to read and the sounds into their lettered form to write....   [tags: phonological, intervention, self-esteem] 2970 words
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