Monday, February 06, 2012

The Increased Work of Dyslexia

Here is an interesting study from Stanford that gives support to what dyslexics have said for years - it's harder for them to read.

The fundamental difference in this study is that here dyslexic and non-dyslexic subjects were matched for reading performance - so differences in brain activation weren't due to efficiency of reading issues.

It's not surprising why so many bright dyslexics will fall between the cracks in the school system - even if they master the code of reading for comprehension, they fail to be identified as having a disability and are penalized for not finishing tests or papers, or required reading on time.

A study such as this also underscores the problems of defining dyslexia on the basis of reading performance.

The Neural Basis of Dyslexia
fMRI Supplemental Info
Stealth Dyslexia
Eides: The Surprising Things We Can Learn from Gifted Dyslexics pdf

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:30 AM

    Btw, I wonder why there is so many papers on dislexia and few, if any, on other dys- family (Dysphasia or aphasia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia).

    Is that a statistic effect based on real data (wikipedia states it's 10-20% but cannot gives a link to data). So is there is dyslexia than any other "dys-" ?

    Perhaps a "media", "lens" effect that made dyslexia a common excuse for many education schemes ?

    As an example just check, wikipedia on
    against any other one of the family :