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  • A systematic review of music and dyslexia    (Fri 27 of Nov., 2015)
    Publication date: November 2015 Source:The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 46 Author(s): Emily J. Rolka, Michael J. Silverman Systematic reviews of research provide valuable information for researchers, clinicians, and educators. A single Cochrane Review reports on music and dyslexia; however, the struct inclusion criteria used in the study required randomized controlled trials (RCT) which resulted in no study being able to be included. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify and analyze research on music and dyslexia. Through computer-based searches utilizing specific keywords and the ancestry approach, 23 studies met inclusion criteria. Once identified, each study was reviewed according to participants, age, purpose, independent and dependent variables, and results. A tab...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Washington Vision Therapy Center Treats Symptoms of Dyslexia    (Sun 22 of Nov., 2015)
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  • [Specific learning disabilities - from DSM-IV to DSM-5].    (Fri 20 of Nov., 2015)
    Authors: Schulte-Körne G Abstract The publication of the DSM-5 means changes in the classification and recommendations for diagnosis of specific learning disabilities. Dyslexia and dyscalculia have been reintroduced into the DSM. Three specific learning disorders - impairment in reading, impairment in the written expression, and impairment in mathematics, described by subskills - are now part of the DSM-5. Three subcomponents of the reading disorder are expressly differentiated: word reading accuracy, reading rate, and fluency and reading comprehension. Impaired subskills of the specific learning disorder with impairment in written expression are spelling accuracy, grammar and punctuation accuracy, and clarity and organization of written expression. Four subskills are found in the...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • [From brain imaging to good teaching? implicating from neuroscience for research on learning and instruction].    (Fri 20 of Nov., 2015)
    We present an overview of neuroimaging studies of specific learning disabilities such as developmental dyslexia and developmental dyscalculia, and critically discuss their practical implications for educational and teaching practice, teacher training, early diagnosis as well as prevention and disorder-specific therapy. We conclude that the new interdisciplinary field of neuroeducation cannot be expected to provide direct innovative educational applications (e.g., teaching methods). Rather, the future potential of neuroscience lies in creating a deeper understanding of the underlying cognitive mechanisms and pathomechanisms of learning processes and learning disorders. PMID: 25005903 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapi...
  • [Parent participation in the treatment of dyslexic children - the results of a paper-pencil questionnaire].    (Fri 20 of Nov., 2015)
    This study examined the degree and manner of involving parents in the treatment of dyslexic children. The study also identified therapeutic variables predicting the extent of parent involvement and the reasons for any instances of failed involvement. METHOD: A sample of 53 out of 120 randomly selected German dyslexia therapists (response rate: 44 %) filled out a paper-pencil questionnaire assessing the degree and manner of parent involvement in the treatment of dyslexic children. Furthermore, therapists' attitudes toward parent involvement and their subjective competence when working with parents were assessed. RESULTS: The most common forms of parent involvement occurred during anamnesis and when drawing up recommendations for home exercises. The therapists' attitudes toward worki...