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How does dyslexia impact home life?

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Many parents find themselves feeling exhausted and frustrated with the role of homework enforcer and personal tutor.  Homework support for a child with dyslexia adds another item to the ever-expanding to-do list Continue reading

Developmental Dyslexia: Differences in the Pre-Reading Brain

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by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D

Dyslexia is thought to affect a high percentage of people. The condition can be caused by biological changes during brain development (known as developmental dyslexia) or by environmental effects such as illness or injury (known as acquired dyslexia). In their recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nora Maria Raschle, Jennifer Zuk and Nadine Gaab cite estimates that developmental dyslexia affects between 5 and 17% of all children. (2012) They further outline how it can have detrimental effects on a child’s life both inside the classroom as well as beyond. Continue reading