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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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  • Auditory short-term memory trace formation for nonspeech and speech in SLI and dyslexia as indexed by the N100 and mismatch negativity electrophysiological responses    (Mon 30 of Mar., 2015)
    This study investigates nonspeech and speech processing in specific language impairment (SLI) and dyslexia. We used a passive mismatch negativity (MMN) task to tap automatic brain responses and an active behavioural task to tap attended discrimination of nonspeech and speech sounds. Using the roving standard MMN paradigm, we varied the number of standards (‘few’ vs. ‘many’) to investigate the effect of sound repetition on N100 and MMN responses. The results revealed that the SLI group needed more repetitions than dyslexics and controls to create a strong enough sensory trace to elicit MMN. In contrast, in the behavioural task, we observed good discrimination of speech and nonspeech in all groups. The findings indicate that auditory processing deficits in SLI and dyslexia are dissoc...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Contrasting brain patterns of writing-related DTI parameters, fMRI connectivity, and DTI–fMRI connectivity correlations in children with and without dysgraphia or dyslexia    (Sun 29 of Mar., 2015)
    Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015 Source:NeuroImage: Clinical Author(s): T.L. Richards , T.J. Grabowski , P. Boord , K. Yagle , M. Askren , Z. Mestre , P. Robinson , O. Welker , D. Gulliford , W. Nagy , V. Berninger Based on comprehensive testing and educational history, children in grades 4–9 (on average 12 years) were diagnosed with dysgraphia (persisting handwriting impairment) or dyslexia (persisting word spelling/reading impairment) or as typical writers and readers (controls). The dysgraphia group (n = 14) and dyslexia group (n = 17) were each compared to the control group (n = 9) and to each other in separate analyses from four seed points shown in a metaanalysis to be related to written word production (left occipital temporal gyrus, supramarginal gyrus, p...
  • Validity of the Decoding-Encoding Screener for Dyslexia    (Sat 28 of Mar., 2015)
    Conclusions: The DESD Reading Test and Spelling Scale had significant correlations with the WRAT-3 Spelling subtest and GORT-4. However, the small correlation between the DESD Reading Test and the WRAT-3 Word Reading subtest indicates that some caution should be used when interpreting the results of the DESD Reading Test. Therefore, practitioners may find the DESD Spelling Scale to be a more useful tool in identifying children who may have reading difficulties. (Source: Optometry and Vision Science)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Contrasting brain patterns of writing-related DTI parameters, fMRI connectivity, and DTI-fMRI connectivity correlations in children with and without dysgraphia or dyslexia    (Fri 27 of Mar., 2015)
    Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015 Source:NeuroImage: Clinical Author(s): T.L. Richards , T.J. Grabowski , P. Boord , K. Yagle , M. Askren , Z. Mestre , P. Robinson , O. Welker , D. Gulliford , W. Nagy , V. Berninger Based on comprehensive testing and educational history, children in grades 4–9 (on average 12 years) were diagnosed with dysgraphia (persisting handwriting impairment) or dyslexia (persisting word spelling/reading impairment) or as typical writers and readers (controls). The dysgraphia group (n = 14) and dyslexia group (n = 17) were each compared to the control group (n = 9) and to each other in separate analyses from four seed points shown in a metaanalysis to be related to written word production (left occipital temporal, supramarginal gyrus, precuneu...
  • The Association Between Childhood Physical Abuse and Dyslexia: Findings From a Population-Based Study    (Thu 26 of Mar., 2015)
    The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between a history of dyslexia and childhood physical abuse in a large population-based epidemiological sample. It was hypothesized that the prevalence of dyslexia would be significantly higher in individuals who reported a childhood history of physical abuse in comparison to those who did not report such a history. A secondary analysis examined data from respondents 18 years and older from the Saskatchewan and Manitoba sample of the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS). There were 13,640 respondents ages 18 and older. Due to missing data, the final sample size was 13,054 respondents. One third (34.8%) of respondents who reported they had been physically abused during their childhood or adolescence also reported being dia...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.