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Kearns, Devin M.; Hancock, Roeland; Hoeft, Fumiko; Pugh, Kenneth R.; Frost, Stephen J. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Advances in neurobiological research have created new opportunities for understanding and exploring dyslexia. The purpose of this article is to (a) provide a straightforward, although not overly simplified, overview of neurological research on dyslexia and (b) make connections between neurological research and classroom interventions for students…
Descriptors: Neurology, Biology, Dyslexia, Phonics
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, 2018
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction "Guidelines for Serving Students with Specific Learning Disabilities in the Education Setting" (ED591017) recognizes that dyslexia is associated with a specific learning disability in the area of basic reading skills. Students with dyslexia may have difficulty not only with reading, but…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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D'Mello, Anila M.; Gabrieli, John D. E. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: This review summarizes what is known about the structural and functional brain bases of dyslexia. Method: We review the current literature on structural and functional brain differences in dyslexia. This includes evidence about differences in gray matter anatomy, white matter connectivity, and functional activations in response to print…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Clinical Diagnosis, Age Differences
Proctor, Carla M.; Mather, Nancy; Stephens-Pisecco, Tammy L.; Jaffe, Lynne E. – Communique, 2017
School psychologists are often involved in evaluating students who have been referred for reading problems or are suspected of having dyslexia. To accomplish this task, it is important to have a thorough understanding of dyslexia, and know what factors to consider. Therefore, the purposes of this article are to describe: (1) the primary and…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, School Psychologists, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Redford, Kyle – Educational Leadership, 2017
Redford, a veteran 5th grade teacher, addresses the question of whether, in the case of students with dyslexia, "it's time to ditch the disability classification and replace it with more positive language that embraces and appreciates [the condition] as a 'neurodifference' instead." Her answer is no--at least in the current education…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Mather, Nancy; White, Jennifer; Youman, Martha – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020
Today 195 countries exist in the world. The purpose of this review was to provide a global picture of the services and opportunities for individuals with dyslexia. The intent was not to provide an exhaustive review of each topic, but rather to provide examples of what is occurring in different countries around the world. Through an Internet…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Cross Cultural Studies, Evaluation Methods, Identification
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Rosenblitt, J. Alison; Siegel, Linda S. – Annals of Dyslexia, 2020
We suggest that the American poet E.E. Cummings was probably mildly dyslexic. Evidence, which is drawn in particular from inspection of his archival papers, includes consideration of his spelling, letter formation, handwriting, approach to page orientation, proclivity for exploration of the mirror-image, reading and educational history, struggles…
Descriptors: Poetry, Authors, Dyslexia, Literary Styles
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Gibbs, Simon J.; Elliott, Julian G. – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
In this paper, we discuss the problematic use of the term dyslexia. Noting that there are no unambiguous objective diagnostic criteria for 'dyslexia', in part because this term is understood in multiple ways, we discuss its relevance for informing educational assessment, intervention and resourcing. We conclude by highlighting how current…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Dyslexia, Labeling (of Persons), Evaluation Criteria
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2020
This article provides a current, comprehensive, and concise overview of the law specific to students with dyslexia in K-12 schools. It consists of (a) an overview of the applicable legal framework, which includes the federal foundation in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, (b) a compact…
Descriptors: School Law, Special Education, Dyslexia, Students with Disabilities
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Gabel, Lisa A.; Manglani, Monica; Escalona, Nicholas; Cysner, Jessica; Hamilton, Rachel; Pfaffmann, Jeffrey; Johnson, Evelyn – Annals of Dyslexia, 2016
Direct relationships between induced mutation in the "DCDC2" candidate dyslexia susceptibility gene in mice and changes in behavioral measures of visual spatial learning have been reported. We were interested in determining whether performance on a visual-spatial learning and memory task could be translated across species (study 1) and…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Spatial Ability, Visual Learning, Reading Difficulties
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Kirby, Philip – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
The 'dyslexia debate' is resilient. In the media, a key component of the debate is the notion that dyslexia does not exist, popularised by a series of vociferous commentators. For them, dyslexia is an invention of overly-concerned parents, supported by a clique of private educational psychologists willing to offer a diagnosis -- for a fee -- even…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Educational History, Educational Change, Learning Problems
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Johnston, Vickie – Reading Teacher, 2019
Dyslexia is a neurological language-based learning disability. Several legislative bills related to dyslexia have recently been introduced in the United States so dyslexia can be understood and interventions in reading instruction can be provided. Studies have shown measurable improvements in the language areas of the brain's left hemisphere after…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Students with Disabilities
Stanley, C.; Petscher, Y. – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
Dyslexia affects about one in every five individuals, making it the most commonly diagnosed learning disability. For individuals with dyslexia, specific portions of the brain typically associated with important reading processes may not develop or function in the same ways that they do in individuals without dyslexia. Neuroimaging research…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Definitions, Neurological Impairments, Reading Difficulties
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van Viersen, Sietske; de Bree, Elise H.; de Jong, Peter F. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
Two explanations for resolving dyslexia were investigated, one assuming resolving underlying deficits and another assuming compensatory mechanisms based on cognitive strengths. Thirty-six Dutch gifted secondary-school students with either persistent (n = 18) or resolving (n = 18) dyslexia participated. Groups, matched on IQ, were assessed on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted, At Risk Students
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Alsulami, Sami Ghazzai – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2019
This paper examines what the literature proffers regarding the relationship between dyslexia and memory deficiencies. Dyslexia is a well-known learning disability that has been recognized since the late 1800's and has grown in notoriety since it was first discovered (Javier, 2015). It is especially notable due to its current prevalence among…
Descriptors: Memory, Dyslexia, Cognitive Processes, Correlation
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