By Carolyn Cowen
Do people with dyslexia have superior “visuospatial processing” abilities compared to those without dyslexia?
It is an intriguing question. Anecdotal reports and clinical observations dating back to the earliest days of dyslexia’s discovery1 support the popular belief that dyslexia has upsides, particularly in visuospatial domains. Now, science is providing tantalizing new hints that might move […]Read More....
By Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D.
Q: What is SLD1 according to DSM-5?
A: DSM-5 considers SLD to be a type of Neurodevelopmental Disorder2 that impedes the ability to learn or use specific academic skills (e.g., reading, writing, or arithmetic), which are the foundation for other academic learning. The learning difficulties are ‘unexpected’ in that other aspects of development seem […]Read More....
By Alice Thomas
Listen to your children. Hear what their actions, emotions and silence are communicating in addition to their words.
Educate yourself. Learn all you can about the components of the learning process and how they interact. Read books. Go to lectures and seminars. Learn about your child’s unique learning profile. Learn about the services available […]
By Glenda Thorne and Alice Thomas
“I know my child is smart, but he continues to struggle with some of his schoolwork, and it’s getting worse now that he’s in fourth grade. His teachers aren’t sure what the problem is – one said he’s not trying hard enough, and another one said he’s not motivated, but I […]Read More....
By Glenda Thorne, Ph.D.
More often than not, people think that dyslexia is a problem with seeing letters or words backwards and/or writing letters or words backwards. Dyslexia is not a deficit in the visual processing system; however, it is a language processing problem. The hallmark characteristic of dyslexia is a breakdown in what is called […]Read More....
by G. Reid Lyon Ph.D.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Statement by G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D. Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
On LEARNING DISABILITIES AND EARLY INTERVENTION STRATEGIES For Subcommittee on Education Reform Committee on Education and the Workforce U.S. House of […]Read More....