Research Topic: Brain Function and Dyslexic Resiliency

Research shows dyslexics who gain strong reading skills show different patterns of brain activiation than nondyslexic readers or dyslexics who continue to experience difficulties with reading. Differences include increased activation of right brain and prefrontal regions during reading tasks, and […]

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Research Topic: Building Visual Memory for Letters and Words

Orthographic mapping is the process by which letter sequences and words become stored in visual memory, so that they can be recognized automatically when seen in print. The visual memory for words is also helpful for spelling words that do […]

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Research Topic: Letter Names and Alphabet Learning

Educators agree that alphabetic knowledge is essential for good reading, but differ as to the methods used for teaching. Many educators encourage teaching letter names first, but others advocate teaching of letter sounds before names. Research shows that learning the […]

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Research Topic: Orton-Gillingham based teaching

Orton-Gillingham (OG) is a generic term for a specific set of remedial teaching guidelines; this may also be called Multisensory Structured Language Teaching. The name comes from a teaching method created by Dr. Samuel T. Orton and teacher/psychologist Anna Gillingham […]

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Research Topic: Infant Brain Development and Dyslexia

Studies of infants with a family history of dyslexia have shown that differences in brain function can be detected as early as two months. These include differences in the way the brain responds to speech sounds as well as differences […]

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Academic Research Referencing Davis

  The 1994 publication of the book, The Gift of Dyslexia described a new theory of dyslexia which has influenced many researchers. Rather than looking at dyslexia as a disability or mental defect, Davis described it as a function of […]

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New Research: Dyslexics have better picture-memory

From The Dyslexic Reader: (Researchers puzzled by results) Find it here: Issue 64

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Three Parts to a Word – an Explanation from Brain Research

From The Dyslexic Reader: Profililng research findings of Uta Frith Find it here: Issue 62

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Davis Research Foundation Funds Public School Programs

From The Dyslexic Reader: Find it here: Issue 11

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Q&A: Research on Dyslexic Talents

From The Dyslexic Reader: Also: Is dyslexia an old-fashioned term? Find it here: Issue 28

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