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Considering the current local/global pace of change and recognizing that there are increasingly fewer secure jobs, businesses, and/or markets, we believe that the best way to prepare one and all for the future is to enhance and accelerate the way we think, learn, understand and express what we know and what we want to say so that we are effectively prepared for the future, regardless of its permutations.





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  • The neural basis of dyslexia may originate in primary auditory cortex    (Tue 18 of Nov., 2014)
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  • Neuroanatomical precursors of dyslexia identified from pre-reading through to age 11    (Tue 18 of Nov., 2014)
    In this study, we acquired structural magnetic resonance imaging scans longitudinally from 27 Norwegian children from before formal literacy training began until after dyslexia was diagnosed. Thus, we were able to determine that the primary neuroanatomical abnormalities that precede dyslexia are not in the reading network itself, but rather in lower-level areas responsible for auditory and visual processing and core executive functions. Abnormalities in the reading network itself were only observed at age 11, after children had learned how to read. The findings suggest that abnormalities in the reading network are the consequence of having different reading experiences, rather than dyslexia per se, whereas the neuroanatomical precursors are predominantly in primary sensory cortices. (Sourc...
  • Should there really be a 'Dyslexia debate'?    (Tue 18 of Nov., 2014)
    (Source: Brain)
  • Cortical thickness abnormalities associated with dyslexia, independent of remediation status    (Mon 17 of Nov., 2014)
    Publication date: Available online 18 November 2014 Source:NeuroImage: Clinical Author(s): Yizhou Ma , Maki S. Koyama , Michael P. Milham , F. Xavier Castellanos , Brian T. Quinn , Heath Pardoe , Xiuyuan Wang , Ruben Kuzniecky , Orrin Devinsky , Thomas Thesen , Karen Blackmon Abnormalities in cortical structure are commonly observed in children with dyslexia in key regions of the “reading network.” Whether alteration in cortical features reflects pathology inherent to dyslexia or environmental influence (e.g., impoverished reading experience) remains unclear. To address this question, we compared MRI-derived metrics of cortical thickness (CT), surface area (SA), gray matter volume (GMV), and their lateralization across three different groups of children with a historical diagnosis of...MedWorm Sponsor Message: MedWorm Search is coming back soon. Watch this space...
  • Spelling in oral deaf and hearing dyslexic children: A comparison of phonologically plausible errors    (Sun 16 of Nov., 2014)
    Publication date: January 2015 Source:Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 36 Author(s): P. Roy , Z. Shergold , F.E. Kyle , R. Herman A written single word spelling to dictation test and a single word reading test were given to 68 severe-profoundly oral deaf 10–11-year-old children and 20 hearing children with a diagnosis of dyslexia. The literacy scores of the deaf children and the hearing children with dyslexia were lower than expected for children of their age and did not differ from each other. Three quarters of the spelling errors of hearing children with dyslexia compared with just over half the errors of the oral deaf group were phonologically plausible. Expressive vocabulary and speech intelligibility predicted the percentage of phonologically plausible errors in the ...MedWorm Sponsor Message: MedWorm Search is coming back soon. Watch this space...