dyslexia

Can Playing Video Games Help With Dyslexia?

Can Playing Video Games Help With Dyslexia?

| February 16, 2014

People with dyslexia take longer to alternate their attention between visual and audio cues, researchers say. That’s particularly true if they have to attend to a sound after seeing something. That difference may provide clues to better treatments for dyslexia.

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For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution

For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution

| August 10, 2012 | 13 Comments

Thinkstock By Lillian Mongeau Elizabeth is a college freshman who has severe dyslexia that makes it impossible for her to decipher printed materials. Nearly every night for 12 years of school, Elizabeth’s mother would sit down and read her daughter’s school work to her because that’s the only choice they had. But a few months […]

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Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics?

Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics?

| June 29, 2012 | 19 Comments

Flickr: libookperson The causes of dyslexia—the disorder that makes reading excruciatingly difficult for about one in twenty school-aged children—have remained frustratingly elusive, as has anything resembling a cure. Training programs for dyslexics have proven effective at improving certain parts of the reading process, such as phonological awareness and auditory perception. Once these skills have been […]

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Are E-Readers Helpful for Dyslexia?

Are E-Readers Helpful for Dyslexia?

| November 2, 2010 | 6 Comments

By Sara Bernard The many bells and whistles of e-readers are fun to use, but for dyslexics, they can be essential tools for basic reading. For example, the book reader for the iPad has a text-to-speech feature built in called VoiceOver and the Intel Reader can take pictures of text and convert it into audio […]

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