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impaired ability to learn to read

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Maple Hayes is the only school in the Midlands for dyslexics approved by the Department for Education and Skills.
Dyslexics can supplement reading with audio books from Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (www.
Research using brain-imaging techniques indicates that physiological differences in the brains of dyslexics underlie the differences in cognitive functioning and development (Paulesu et al.
Experts have failed to agree what it is, and being diagnosed as dyslexic makes virtually no difference to the treatment that the individual requires, he writes.
One common myth is that dyslexics just see letters backward, confusing a lower case "d" with a "b," for example.
Furthermore, additional processing regions were aroused in what scientists believe the dyslexics may have used as a compensatory process as they learned to read more fluently.
Researchers are currently using the fascinating technique of "brain imaging" to investigate various aspects of how our brains handle language, including how we deal with our own language and foreign languages, and how dyslexics handle words.
In recent years, brain scans have shown that dramatic differences can be found between the brain activity of dyslexic and nondyslexic children who are reading.
But you don't have to be dyslexic to be gifted--there are cases of normal academic pupils who have succeeded.
I have been in private practice as an educational therapist for 30 years, and the results using Orton's techniques (sometimes termed synthetic decoding) with dyslexics are consistently highly successful.
This trend is strong, and unlikely to be reversed: yet within academia there is the ever-present potential for discord over admissions of dyslexics.
Out of embarrassment or fear of being found out, dyslexics often take elaborate steps to disguise their disability, Sterling said.
High-profile dyslexics include: Tom Cruise, Albert Einstein, Marlon Brando, Cher, Noel Gallagher, Michael Heseltine, Anthony Hopkins, Jamie Oliver, Lord Richard Rogers and Robbie Williams.
org), a school for dyslexic children grades 1-8, is offering informative interviews (phone and onsite) to members of the media looking for expert interviews and access to a local laboratory school for dyslexics.
Paul's long-range goals include a commitment to helping dyslexics, and he currently is researching ways to encourage innovations in dyslexia education.