Future Actions Decoded And Predicted In The Human Brain » The Behavioral Medicine Report Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed. Included in this report is several videos – one that shows FMRI data and another that contains interviews with the two lead researchers. The findings were published this week in the prestigious Journal of Neuroscience, in the paper, “Decoding Action Intentions from Preparatory Brain Activity in Human Parieto-Frontal Networks.” “This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of how the human brain plans actions,” says Jason Gallivan, a Western Neuroscience PhD student, who was the first author on the paper. A volunteer completes tasks while in the functional magnetic imaging (fMRI) machine. This research project focuses on understanding how the human brain plans actions. Material adapted from University of Western Ontario . Dr.
Phonemic Awareness and Dyslexia with Susan Barton Barn | SPREADTHESIGN Teckenspråk hjälper barnen med bokstäverna Två grundskolor i Sverige har på försök under läsåret lärt sina elever det svenska teckenspråkets handalfabet till sina yngsta elever. Målet är och se om handalfabetet är till hjälp när eleverna ska lära sig läsa och skriva. Foto: Dennis Lennartsson Projektet som leds från Örebro universitet av Karin Allard i samarbete med Europeiskt Teckenspråkscenter av Thomas Lydell-Olsen. - ”Det är ett jättebra hjälpmedel som ger trygghet och stöd vid inlärningen. ”De grupper som jämförts med denna, som ingår i projektet, har haft ett lägre värde och det har tagit längre tid att uppnå samma resultat som denna grupp gjort. Thomas Lydell-Olsen fick idén till studien när han träffat en lärarkollega i Portugal som byt tjänst. ” Jag frågade Rosa-Maria hur det går på hennes dövskola i Porto. Var kan man lära sig handalfabetet idag? Perspektiv på läs- och skrivlärande – samspelet mellan grafiska representationer och handalfabetsbokstavering. www.jela-design.se
dysTalk - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & Adhd Conference on Dyslexia and Talent | Dyslexic Advantage Blog What You May Not Know About Dyslexia…. Like this: Like Loading... Related Scientific American on the Advantages of Dyslexia Great to see Scientific American covering the advantages of dyslexia...Excerpt: "Dyslexia is often called a “learning disability.” In "Dyslexic Advantages" Alan Alda Talks with the Eides About Dyslexia What We Know About Dyslexic Minds - Alan Alda talks with Drs. The Neuroscience Of Music | Wired Science Why does music make us feel? On the one hand, music is a purely abstract art form, devoid of language or explicit ideas. The stories it tells are all subtlety and subtext. We can now begin to understand where these feelings come from, why a mass of vibrating air hurtling through space can trigger such intense states of excitement. Because the scientists were combining methodologies (PET and fMRI) they were able to obtain an impressively precise portrait of music in the brain. The more interesting finding emerged from a close study of the timing of this response, as the scientists looked to see what was happening in the seconds before the subjects got the chills. In essence, the scientists found that our favorite moments in the music were preceeded by a prolonged increase of activity in the caudate. Immediately before the climax of emotional responses there was evidence for relatively greater dopamine activity in the caudate. Homepage image: Kashirin Nickolai, Flickr.
The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy Information on Interventions and Instructions IDA Position Statement: Dyslexia Treatment Programs The IDA Board of Directors and IDA Branches are frequently asked to endorse or review treatment programs for the prevention and remediation of dyslexia and other reading-related problems. Although IDA does not publish formal reviews of programs, or endorse a specific approach, we do have an IDA Position Statement about treatment of dyslexia and direct you to the websites below for additional information. Importantly, IDA cautions parents who are looking for instructors, clinicians, schools, and programs to be very thorough in their review of programs and services that claim to treat dyslexia or “cure” dyslexia. Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading The International Dyslexia Association is pleased to announce a major new document entitled Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Click here to view the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
Start What Is Dyspraxia Dcd - Talks - dysTalk What to Watch Next Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & Overlapping Learning Difficulties: Amanda Kirby describes the co-occurrence of learning difficulties (also known as comorbidity) and how dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD overlap. She discusses the importance of the whole child approach when assessing if your child has any learning issues. How Parents Can Help Their Child With Dyspraxia: Dr Helen Likierman gives and insight into how parents can help their children to cope with dyspraxia. Myths of Dyspraxia: What's True and What's Not? Practical Advice to Help Improve Handwriting: Amanda McLeod gives tips to parents who want to help support their children with handwriting at home, covering lighting, sitting position, pencil position, paper position, and an overview of the common errors that can be found in writing.
Redirect to 26.2 Quest Reading Programs Focus on skills that underlie reading "There are no universally effective programs, but here are knowable principles that need to be incorporated in all programs about how we teach written language." Maryanne Wolf, researcher and parent, in Proust and the Squid, 2007, p. 209 The following is a list of some programs that have been developed for struggling readers and writers. Some were created specifically for dyslexia, like the Orton-Gillingham approach. Depending on the program, it may focus on one of more of the various skills that underlie reading—oral language, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, or writing. Most generally, these programs are best used in an individual or small group therapy setting. When researching a Structured Literacy based program, such as one that is built on the Orton-Gillingham approach, either for training courses or to access a certified tutor or therapist, look for programs/courses that have been accredited.