Dyslexia’s hidden pleasures and other news

01/18/2013 | By More

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DYSLEXIA’S HIDDEN PLEASURES

The teacher came up behind the little girl and looked down at the page. “Why did you not do your work?” she asked. “I did do it,” the child replied. “But there are no words written down here,” the teacher insisted. “I know.” A short silence, and then in a voice that was patient and calm, the little one explained: “They all ran off the page and hid under the carpet.” READ ON

BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK (MARCH 2013)

Each March since 1996, neuroscientists around the world have ventured out of their labs and into schools, museums and malls to share their knowledge and interest about brain research.  What causes this exodus out of the lab?  Brain Awareness Week! READ ON

DYSCALCULIA, LIKE DYSLEXIA FOR NUMBERS, COULD EXPLAIN WHY YOU SUCK AT MATH

There are some people—incredibly intelligent people, no less—for whom a grasp of numbers is entirely elusive. Is 6 bigger than 5? What is halfway between 200 and 400? If I give you $10 for a $7.50 purchase, what is my change? If answering these and similar questions, not exactly feats of mathematical expertise of the highest order, is difficult and frustrating, that could be, says Ewen Callaway in Nature, a sign of a neurological discrepancy known as dyscalculia. READ ON

DYSLEXIA: WARNING SIGNS AND SOLUTIONS

One in five people in the U.S. has some sort of learning disability like dyslexia, yet experts say that for many children, the problem remains undiagnosed far longer than it should. Recognizing the early signals of such learning differences can be extremely important for a child’s success in school and life. READ ON

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