May 30, 2012 |
Logan Dooley is a favorite to represent the United States as the men's trampoline competitor this summer at the Olympics. He is the first American man to win a gold medal at a World Cup event and that makes him at least a bit of a threat to be on the London medal podium, which would be considered quite an upset. But here he was, less than three months before the Olympics, giving a lesson to 4-year-old Soheil Ghavami at World Elite Gymnastics in Rancho Santa Margarita. Soheil's mother, Minoo Ghavami of Mission Viejo, was clapping her hands when Dooley would pat Soheil on the back or whisper an instruction in his ear. "This is our first lesson with Logan Dooley," Minoo said.
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.
November 3, 2011 |
One's intelligence appears unrelated to the specific brain pattern that causes dyslexia, researchers reported Thursday. The findings are important because they suggest that IQ shouldn't be considered by education specialists when diagnosing dyslexia. In fact, doing say may bar some children from receiving special education services to improve reading comprehension. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was undertaken because many educators diagnose dyslexia based on a lag between reading scores and overall IQ scores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2010 |
Stephen J. Cannell, the prolific television writer and producer who co-created "The Rockford Files" and "The A-Team" and later became a bestselling novelist, has died. He was 69. Cannell died Thursday evening of complications associated with melanoma at his home in Pasadena, his family said. In a career that began in the late 1960s when he sold his first TV script and took off as he soon became the hottest young writer on the Universal lot, Cannell created or co-created more than 40 TV shows, including "Baa Baa Black Sheep," "Baretta," "The Greatest American Hero" and "21 Jump Street.
January 17, 2010 |
CAST: Logan Lerman, Rosario Dawson, Pierce Brosnan, Uma Thurman, Catherine Keener. Directed by Chris Columbus. BACK STORY: Based on the Rick Riordan bestseller, a huge fan favorite among 10-year-old boys, the film tells of young Percy, a fatherless kid suffering from dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, who discovers that he's actually the son of the immortal Poseidon and that the mythic Mount Olympus of Greek gods...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2006 |
Roger E. Saunders, 82, a psychologist who nearly 50 years ago helped pioneer the diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia, died of a heart attack Feb. 23 at Lexington Memorial Hospital in Lexington, N.C. When he was hired in 1957 as director of psychological services for the Baltimore County Board of Education, he discovered that Maryland was a "wasteland" for understanding reading disorders, Saunders told the Baltimore Sun in 2001.