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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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External News
  • Ophthalmic Abnormalities and Reading Impairment    (Sun 31 of May, 2015)
    Dyslexia has a lifelong impact on learning. The consensus in the literature from clinical studies is that dyslexia is not caused by vision abnormalities. However, interventions and therapies directed at eye-related functions are still available. In this cohort the majority of dyslexic children had normal results for all ophthalmic tests. These population-based data support the consensus that dyslexia is not primarily a vision problem and that vision-based therapies are not justified or likely to help. (Read the full article) (Source: PEDIATRICS)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Pre-service teachers' knowledge of phonemic awareness: relationship to perceived knowledge, self-efficacy beliefs, and exposure to a multimedia-enhanced lecture.    (Fri 29 of May, 2015)
    This study examined the relations among perceived and actual knowledge of phonemic awareness (PA), exposure to PA instruction during practicum, and self-efficacy for teaching PA in a sample of 54 teacher candidates (TCs) enrolled in a 1-year Bachelor of Education program in a Canadian university. It also assessed the effects of a brief multimedia-enhanced lecture on TCs' actual knowledge of PA and efficacy ratings. Prior to the lecture, teacher candidates' scores on the PA assessment were relatively low with a mean percentage correct of 56.3 %. Actual knowledge was not significantly correlated with perceived knowledge or self-efficacy ratings. Perceived knowledge was significantly and positively correlated with efficacy ratings and students' rating of their exposure to PA instruction duri...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Vision Problems Rare in Children With DyslexiaVision Problems Rare in Children With Dyslexia    (Wed 27 of May, 2015)
    Vision-based interventions are unlikely to improve severe reading impairment. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • A DTI tractography study in pre-readers at risk for dyslexia    (Tue 26 of May, 2015)
    Publication date: Available online 26 May 2015 Source:Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Author(s): Maaike Vandermosten , Jolijn Vanderauwera , Catherine Theys , Astrid De Vos , Sophie Vanvooren , Stefan Sunaert , Jan Wouters , Pol Ghesquière In adults and school-aged children, phonological aspects of reading seem to be sustained by left dorsal regions, while ventral regions seem to be involved in orthographic word recognition. Yet, given that the brain reorganizes during reading acquisition, it is unknown when and how these reading routes emerge and whether neural deficits in dyslexia predate reading onset. Using diffusion MRI in 36 pre-readers with a family risk for dyslexia (FRD+) and 35 well matched pre-readers without a family risk (FRD−), our results show that phonological pre...
  • Dyslexia unrelated to eye sight, study says    (Tue 26 of May, 2015)
    Stephen FellerBRISTOL, England, May 26 (UPI) -- Dyslexia is not connected to bad eyesight, according to a study that confirms what scientists have long thought. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)