HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn

A novel treatment for dyslexia not only helps children to significantly improve their reading skills but also shows that the brain changes as dyslexics learn, according to a study by an interdisciplinary team of University of Washington scientists.

The research, published in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroradiology, also provides new evidence that dyslexia is a treatable brain-based disorder, according to neurophysicist Todd Richards and neuropsychologist Virginia Berninger, who headed the UW research team. Dyslexia, which is a reading disorder and the most common learning disability, affects an estimated 5 percent to 15 percent of children. Contrary to popular myth, the hallmarks of the disorder are subtle deficits in oral language processing of the sounds of the language, not reversal of letters.

"We want to make it very clear that we didn't cure dyslexia, but we think we effectively treated it," said Berninger. "Because of differences in their brains, the boys in our study will need additional educational treatment if they are to continue developing their reading skills. There are no quick fixes or magic bullets for curing dyslexia."

Richards and Berninger said the new study is the first in a line of research that will explore the degree to which the brain affects ease of learning and, in turn, is affected by specific educational interventions. They expect this kind of research will build a foundation that educators can draw upon to improve the accountability of teaching practices.

"Some children learn to read easier than others, and unless there is real brain damage, the brain will change as children learn," said Berninger. Dyslexia is not brain damage. There are just differences in the wiring of the brain for those parts that are involved in reading. There is no such thing as a perfect brain. Any brain probably has structural anomalies. With appropriate instruction, dyslexic brains may become more efficient at processing the
'"/>

Contact: Joel Schwarz
joels@u.washington.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington
23-May-2000


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic
2. Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published
3. University of Washington joins new Autism Treatment Network to provide better medical services
4. Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations
5. Advances in Skeletal Anabolic Agents for the Treatment of Osteoporosis: A scientific meeting
6. Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ varies widely in United States
7. Treatment options expand for patients with neuropathic pain
8. Treatment interruption shows no benefit in drug-resistant HIV infection
9. Peanut Allergy: Major Advances in Treatment and Education
10. Release of results of Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial
11. Treatment helped reduce dose of inhaled corticosteroids while maintaining asthma control

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ARLINGTON, Va. (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2020 ... ... enterprise imaging in radiology will be the focus of Fall 2020 Virtual Conference, ... by AuntMinnie.com. , "AI, Enterprise Imaging & Beyond" is the follow-up to ...
(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... MemoryCare.com, a ... the Best Memory Care Facilities in Louisville, KY. The guide identifies 17 memory ... , According to the Alzheimer’s Association , 5.6 million people age 65 ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... WASHINGTON, Pa. (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2020 ... ... development of enterprise software for healthcare payers administering Medicare Advantage and Special Needs ... Duals Online presented by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). RAM is supporting the ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... , ... KitoTech Medical, a Seattle-based medical device company, announced ... used to accelerate the commercialization of its microMend® family of wound closure products. ... expand its customer base of healthcare systems as well as independent hospitals and ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... As fall and winter ... Cohn Health Institute has taken this time to expand and grow into ... 30th Anniversary, the Cohn Health Institute will be relaunching its brand new website, expanding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... 01, 2020 , ... September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian ... other cancer of the female reproductive system. The American Cancer Society estimates that ... women will die from this disease. Throughout the month of September, Women’s Excellence ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... advisory guide, has named Cloudticity a Gold winner in the 15th Annual 2020 ... peer recogniti o ns from Network Products Guide honoring achievements of ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... care coordination software, today announced the successful completion of their 2020 System and ... well as their HITRUST® interim assessment and MARS-E compliance assessment. These achievements reflect ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: