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  • A screening on Specific Learning Disorders in an Italian speaking high genetic homogeneity area    (Thu 27 of Aug., 2015)
    Publication date: October–November 2015 Source:Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volumes 45–46 Author(s): Claudia Cappa, Sara Giulivi, Antonino Schilirò, Luca Bastiani, Carlo Muzio, Fabrizio Meloni The aim of the present research is to investigate the prevalence of Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) in Ogliastra, an area of the island of Sardinia, Italy. Having experienced centuries of isolation, Ogliastra has become a high genetic homogeneity area, and is considered particularly interesting for studies on different kinds of pathologies. Here we are going to describe the results of a screening carried out throughout 2 consecutive years in 49 second grade classes (24 considered in the first year and 25 in the second year of the study) of the Ogliastra region. A total of 61...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Achievement Gap in Reading Is Present as Early as First Grade and Persists through Adolescence    (Thu 27 of Aug., 2015)
    To determine if differences between dyslexic and typical readers in their reading scores and verbal IQ are evident as early as first grade and whether the trajectory of these differences increases or decreases from childhood to adolescence. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
  • The development of executive function and language skills in the early school years    (Wed 26 of Aug., 2015)
    ConclusionsThere is a strong concurrent association between language and EF skills during the preschool and early school years, when children with language impairment show persistent EF deficits. Latent variables measuring language and EF show high longitudinal stability with little evidence of significant or strong reciprocal influences between these constructs. EF, but not language, skills predict later ratings of children's attention and behaviour. (Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Differences in effective connectivity between children with dyslexia, monocular vision and typically developing readers: A DTI study    (Tue 25 of Aug., 2015)
    This study reveals a different brain connectivity pattern for reading in Spanish children with dyslexia from those with impaired binocular vision due to ocular motility disorders, which would support the hypothesis that ocular motility disorders are not a causal factor of dyslexia. (Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control)
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Treating Depression in a Patient With Right Hemispheric Dominance: A Case Study    (Tue 25 of Aug., 2015)
    We report the case of a 66-year-old male patient with major depressive disorder for the last 6 months. The patient had been diagnosed with dyslexia during childhood and was left-handed. The intervention protocol consisted in 10 consecutive daily transcranial direct current stimulation sessions. However, after 5 days of stimulation, the patient presented with intensification of depressive symptoms and panic attacks. It was hypothetized that the intensification of symptoms may have been due to stimulation protocol itself. Considering the patient was left-handed and presented comorbidity with dyslexia, there was a plausible hypothesis of right hemispheric dominance. This was corroborated by the Edinburgh Handedness Scale. In fact, dyslexic patients present right hemisphere dominance more freq...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.