The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other web sites for you to explore.
Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D. Executive Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering ; Research Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Box 354880 University of Washington Seattle , WA 98195-4880 email: email@example.com Ph.D., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1985 M.S., Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1983 B.S., Psychobiology, University of California , Los Angeles, 1980 This page was last modified on October 5, 2012. This web site focuses on neuroscience, the study of the nervous system.
Dyslexia is a very broad term defining a learning disability that impairs a person's fluency or comprehension accuracy in being able to read, [ 1 ] and which can manifest itself as a difficulty with phonological awareness , phonological decoding, processing speed, orthographic coding , auditory short-term memory , language skills/verbal comprehension, and/or rapid naming . [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Dyslexia is distinct from reading difficulties resulting from other causes, such as a non-neurological deficiency with vision or hearing, or from poor or inadequate reading instruction . [ 5 ] [ 6 ] It is believed that dyslexia can affect between 5 and 10 percent of a given population although there have been no studies to indicate an accurate percentage. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ]
Developmental dyspraxia , referred to as developmental coordination disorder (DCD) [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] in the US and Europe, is a chronic neurological disorder beginning in childhood that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body. [ 6 ] Up to 50% of dyspraxics have ADHD . [ 7 ] It may be diagnosed in the absence of other motor or sensory impairments like cerebral palsy , [ 8 ] muscular dystrophy , multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease . [ edit ] Epidemiology Developmental dyspraxia is a lifelong neurological condition that is more common in males than in females, with a ratio of approximately four males to every female. The exact proportion of people with the disorder is unknown since the disorder can be difficult to detect due to a lack of specific laboratory tests, thus making diagnosis of the condition one of elimination of all other possible causes/diseases.