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Considering the current local/global pace of change and recognizing that there are increasingly fewer secure jobs, businesses, and/or markets, we believe that the best way to prepare one and all for the future is to enhance and accelerate the way we think, learn, understand and express what we know and what we want to say so that we are effectively prepared for the future, regardless of its permutations.

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  • The influence of visual word form in reading: single case study of an Arabic patient with deep dyslexia    (Mon 31 of Aug., 2015)
    Abstract Deep dyslexia is a written language disorder characterized by poor reading of non-words, and advantage for concrete over abstract words with production of semantic, visual and morphological errors. In this single case study of an Arabic patient with input deep dyslexia, we investigated the impact of graphic features of Arabic on manifestations of reading impairments through experimental tasks. Semitic languages like Arabic have particular graphic features allowing the assessment of the influence of global word form on manifestations of deep dyslexia. Our results suggest that reading Arabic relies on the global visual word form when the phonological route no longer functions, as in deep dyslexia. (Source: Reading and Writing)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Essential role of docosahexaenoic acid towards development of a smarter brain    (Fri 28 of Aug., 2015)
    Publication date: Available online 28 August 2015 Source:Neurochemistry International Author(s): Kusumika Gharami, Moitreyi Das, Sumantra Das Evolution of the high order brain function in humans can be attributed to intake of poly unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) of which the ω-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has special significance. DHA is abundantly present in the human brain and is an essential requirement in every step of brain development like neural cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, synaptogenesis etc. The multiple double bonds and unique structure allow DHA to impart special membrane characteristics for effective cell signaling. Evidences indicate that DHA accumulate in areas of the brain associated with learning and memory. Many development disorders li...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • A screening on Specific Learning Disorders in an Italian speaking high genetic homogeneity area    (Thu 27 of Aug., 2015)
    Publication date: October–November 2015 Source:Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volumes 45–46 Author(s): Claudia Cappa, Sara Giulivi, Antonino Schilirò, Luca Bastiani, Carlo Muzio, Fabrizio Meloni The aim of the present research is to investigate the prevalence of Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) in Ogliastra, an area of the island of Sardinia, Italy. Having experienced centuries of isolation, Ogliastra has become a high genetic homogeneity area, and is considered particularly interesting for studies on different kinds of pathologies. Here we are going to describe the results of a screening carried out throughout 2 consecutive years in 49 second grade classes (24 considered in the first year and 25 in the second year of the study) of the Ogliastra region. A total of 61...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Achievement Gap in Reading Is Present as Early as First Grade and Persists through Adolescence    (Thu 27 of Aug., 2015)
    To determine if differences between dyslexic and typical readers in their reading scores and verbal IQ are evident as early as first grade and whether the trajectory of these differences increases or decreases from childhood to adolescence. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
  • The development of executive function and language skills in the early school years    (Wed 26 of Aug., 2015)
    ConclusionsThere is a strong concurrent association between language and EF skills during the preschool and early school years, when children with language impairment show persistent EF deficits. Latent variables measuring language and EF show high longitudinal stability with little evidence of significant or strong reciprocal influences between these constructs. EF, but not language, skills predict later ratings of children's attention and behaviour. (Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.