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  • Rapid Automatized Naming in Children with Dyslexia: Is Inhibitory Control Involved?    (Fri 19 of Dec, 2014)
    Rapid automatized naming (RAN) is widely seen as an important indicator of dyslexia. The nature of the cognitive processes involved in rapid naming is however still a topic of controversy. We hypothesized that in addition to the involvement of phonological processes and processing speed, RAN is a function of inhibition processes, in particular of interference control. A total 86 children with dyslexia and 31 normal readers were recruited. Our results revealed that in addition to phonological processing and processing speed, interference control predicts rapid naming in dyslexia, but in contrast to these other two cognitive processes, inhibition is not significantly associated with their reading and spelling skills. After variance in reading and spelling associated with processing speed, in...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Left-Handed People Make Less Money Than Righties    (Mon 08 of Dec, 2014)
    It pays to be right-handed. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, lefties make about 10 to 12 percent less annually than righties. The paper, written by Joshua Goodman, an economist at Harvard's Kennedy School, is the first study to document the income gap between right-handed and left-handed people. Here's a chart that illustrates how much less lefties make: Why the gap? It may have something to do with how left-handedness correlates with other attributes. Goodman found that left-handed people "have more emotional and behavioral problems, have more learning disabilities such as dyslexia, complete less schooling, and work in occupations requiring less cognitive skill." One interesting exception, however, is that lefties born to left-handed ...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Impaired stress awareness in Spanish children with developmental dyslexia    (Sun 07 of Dec, 2014)
    Publication date: February 2015 Source:Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 37 Author(s): Gracia Jiménez-Fernández , Nicolás Gutiérrez-Palma , Sylvia Defior The role of segmental phonology in developmental dyslexia (DD) is well established (e.g., deficit in phonological awareness), but the role of suprasegmental phonology (prosody) has been less widely investigated. Stress is one of the main prosodic features and refers to the relative prominence of syllables (strong/weak) within a word. The aim of the present study is to examine stress awareness in children with dyslexia and the possible mediation of phonemic awareness on suprasegmental phonological skills. Thirty-one Spanish children with DD and 31 chronological age-control children participated. Two stress awareness task...
  • Stress errors in a case of developmental surface dyslexia in Filipino.    (Sun 07 of Dec, 2014)
    Authors: Dulay KM, Hanley JR Abstract This paper reports the case of a dyslexic boy (L.A.) whose impaired reading of Filipino is consistent with developmental surface dyslexia. Filipino has a transparent alphabetic orthography with stress typically falling on the penultimate syllable of multisyllabic words. However, exceptions to the typical stress pattern are not marked in the Filipino orthography. L.A. read words with typical stress patterns as accurately as controls, but made many more stress errors than controls when reading Filipino words with atypical stress. He regularized the pronunciation of many of these words by incorrectly placing the stress on the penultimate syllable. Since he also read nonwords as accurately and quickly as controls and performed well on tests of phon...
  • On the use of cues to assess attention in dyslexia    (Fri 05 of Dec, 2014)
    Bernt Christian Skottun (Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.