November 28, 2011 |
We rarely stop to think about it, but reading is an amazing accomplishment. It turns markings on a page or a screen into coherent thoughts. It's a complicated process: The eyes see a procession of letters, and the brain turns them into words. The reading process is challenging for people with dyslexia. The disorder isn't well understood, but there seems to be a communication breakdown between the eyes and the brain. Some people with dyslexia have trouble associating letters with sounds and words.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2000
Milton Brutten, 77, an expert on dyslexia who founded one of the nation's first private schools for children with learning disabilities. In 1960, along with educator Henry Evans, Brutten co-founded the Vanguard School in Paoli, Pa., after he found many families unable to obtain appropriate educational services and placement for their children. In 1977, Brutten founded the Crossroad School for dyslexic students, also in suburban Philadelphia.
August 30, 2003 |
Finnish researchers said they have found a gene they believe could be important in the cause of dyslexia, the most common learning disorder among children. Dyslexia affects between 3% and 10% of the population and is characterized by difficulties recognizing and reading words. The researchers studied a father and his three children, all of whom are dyslexic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1996 |
When organizers began planning Saturday's seminar on dyslexia, they invited hundreds of pediatricians in hopes of heightening awareness of the reading disorder in medical circles. But only a handful of physicians signed up, and educators, parents and some nurses instead dominated the audience of 150. The absence of pediatricians concerned Joyce Kassouf, who said they could aid in early detection.
October 4, 2013 |
What if we lived in a world where the weak were really strong, and all of our disadvantages could easily become advantages? In his new book, "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," bestselling writer Malcolm Gladwell tells us we're already living in that kind of world. Even something as debilitating as dyslexia can be an ambitious man's ticket to success. "The one trait in a lot of dyslexic people I know is that by the time we got out of college, our ability to deal with failure was very highly developed," says Gary Cohn, a man of humble origins whose bold decisions take him to the top of the U.S. financial industry.
March 3, 1998 |
For the first time, scientists have been able to identify specific brain malfunctions involved in dyslexia--a discovery that could substantially improve understanding of the chronic reading problem that afflicts about 10 million Americans. Equally important, said lead researcher Sally E. Shaywitz of Yale University School of Medicine, the work provides scientific confirmation "for what has previously been a hidden disability."