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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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  • Foundation Doctors and DyslexiaFoundation Doctors and Dyslexia    (Fri 17 of Apr., 2015)
    A new study explores the difficulties associated with dyslexia experienced by foundation doctors, and how they find support. Postgraduate Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Recognition of oral spelling is diagnostic of the central reading processes.    (Thu 16 of Apr., 2015)
    Authors: Schubert T, McCloskey M Abstract The task of recognition of oral spelling (stimulus: "C-A-T", response: "cat") is often administered to individuals with acquired written language disorders, yet there is no consensus about the underlying cognitive processes. We adjudicate between two existing hypotheses: Recognition of oral spelling uses central reading processes, or recognition of oral spelling uses central spelling processes in reverse. We tested the recognition of oral spelling and spelling to dictation abilities of a single individual with acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia. She was impaired relative to matched controls in spelling to dictation but unimpaired in recognition of oral spelling. Recognition of oral spelling for exception words (e.g., colonel) and pronounceabl...
  • Beyond phonological and morphological processing: pure copying as a marker of dyslexia in Chinese but not poor reading of English.    (Tue 14 of Apr., 2015)
    Authors: Kalindi SC, McBride C, Tong X, Wong NL, Chung KH, Lee CY Abstract To examine cognitive correlates of dyslexia in Chinese and reading difficulties in English as a foreign language, a total of 14 Chinese dyslexic children (DG), 16 poor readers of English (PE), and 17 poor readers of both Chinese and English (PB) were compared to a control sample (C) of 17 children, drawn from a statistically representative sample of 177 second graders. Children were tested on pure copying of unfamiliar stimuli, rapid automatized naming (RAN), phoneme deletion, syllable deletion, and morphological awareness. With children's ages and Raven's nonverbal reasoning statistically controlled, the PE and PB groups were significantly lower than the C group on phoneme deletion and RAN tasks, while the ...
  • The role of phonological awareness in treatments of dyslexic primary school children.    (Sun 12 of Apr., 2015)
    Authors: Pape-Neumann J, Ermingen-Marbach Mv, Grande M, Willmes K, Heim S Abstract The present study investigated whether phonological awareness training is an effective intervention to significantly improve reading in German dyslexic third and fourth graders with a phonological awareness deficit, and whether these children can equally benefit from a phonology-based reading training or a visually-based reading training. German speaking dyslexic elementary school children (n=30; M=9.8 years) were matched by forming triplets based on IQ, reading quotient and phonological awareness and then randomly assigned to one out of three interventions (n=10): a phonological awareness training, a phonology-based reading training (phonics instruction), and a visually-based reading training (repea...MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Adults with dyslexia can use cues to orient and constrain attention but have a smaller and weaker attention spotlight.    (Fri 10 of Apr., 2015)
    We report results from two experiments assessing distribution of attention and cue use in adults with dyslexia (AwD) and in a group of typically reading controls. Experiment 1 showed normal effects of cueing in AwD with faster responses when probes were presented within a cued area and normal effects of eccentricity and stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA). In addition, AwD showed stronger benefits of a longer SOA when whey had to move attention farther and stronger effects of inclusion on the left, suggesting that cueing is particularly important in more difficult conditions. Experiment 2 tested the use of cues in a texture detection task involving a wider range of eccentricities and a shorter SOA. In this paradigm, focused attention at the central location is actually detrimental and cueing f...