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Awareness, Dyslexia, Global, Languages, World -

Over recent years in the UK, the main focus for dyslexia has been to create awareness and new support in many different ways. However, is this the case in other countries? How does the language you are reading in effect dyslexia? The English Language is called irregular orthography. This means the same combinations of letters don’t always sound the same. Could this lead to there being more people, who have English as their first language, being dyslexic because of the complexity of our language? According to an article in the BBC news, dyslexia exists across many nationalities but research has...

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Dyslexia, Learning, Summer -

It is finally that time of year that all the kids love so much, the summer holidays! For many children this is the time where there is no school work and it is all about fun and games. On the other hand who’s to say that some methods of learning can’t be fun as well? Mention ‘education’ to your children during the holidays and you can be pretty sure it will be groaned at or worse. However, there is plenty of research to show that it is definitely a wise idea to keep your kids in touch with learning throughout...

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Business, Creative, Dyslexia, Successful -

There has always been the myth that people with dyslexia are stupid or not intelligent. However, this is far from the case. Many people with dyslexia are bright, creative and as adults, have accomplished great things throughout their lives.  In fact, many dyslexics grace the lists of highly successful businessmen, artists and actors. Dyslexics are typically known for thinking outside of the box; having a ‘big picture’ perspective to enable them to see things others miss. The condition has never been related to 'low intelligence'. There are many people who with the learning disability who are extremely intelligent but just...

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Dyslexia, Genetics, Parents -

Did I pass on my dyslexia? The answer to that question is ‘very probably’. Research shows that genes do play a role in dyslexia, causing a significant chance of dyslexia being passed down through generations. There are six possible genes that may contribute to dyslexia; however other factors can contribute to causing this condition. There is no guarantee that dyslexia will be passed down, yet Dr. Beve Hornsby found that 88% of dyslexics had relatives who had similar problems with reading and spelling.  The first dyslexic gene was not discovered until October 2005. This could potentially mean that many parents...

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awareness, Difficulties, Dyslexia, importance -

Dyslexia comes in many shapes and forms. Each person who has dyslexia will be affected in a different way, whether it’s an issue with processing speed, short term memory or their spelling and reading. With dyslexia occurring in at least 1 in 10 people, affecting more than 700 million children and adults worldwide, it is an important issue to understand. Every person with dyslexia has a specific underlying, neurological cause of their learning difficulty.  For people who have dyslexia it is all about knowing how to cope and which different learning techniques work for them. It is so important for...

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