“Dyslexia might have made things more challenging but it didn’t stop me and the challenge made me stronger.”
Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children’s Hospital Boston. Previously, it was unclear whether this activity difference resulted from the struggle to learn to read or predated the difficulty. Identifying children at risk before or during kindergarten could head off difficulties and frustration in school, the researchers say.
Developmental dyslexia is defined as a severe and specific difficulty in reading acquisition that is unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and educational circumstances. This deceptively simple definition belies the actual neurological complexity that underlies this disorder.
Please join us for The Dyslexia Foundation’s fall conference, Making Connections – Executive Function, Dyslexia, and Reading, which will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at Harvard Medical School from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
October 14th, 2011 * Joseph B. Martin Conference Center – Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
Conference Registration Fee $100 ASHA CEU credit additional $25 Contact: Nancy I. Rhodes firstname.lastname@example.org 410-798-0005 x147 2011 Conference Sponsored by: Landmark School Brehm School Linden Hill School