dyslexia

Brain can rotate letters and words reflected in the mirror


April 1st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): A team of scientists from the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) has shown for the first time that the human brain can mentally rotate words ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: British businessmen overeducated, says Branson


December 21st, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) Virgin group owner Richard Branson, who left school at 15 and ran his own business when others his age were studying, believes that "British entrepreneurs are overeducated", ... Read more...

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Dyslexia secret of Da Vinci and Picasso’s success


November 14th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) The secret of Leonardo da Vinci and Pablo Picasso's success may have been their dyslexia, a learning difficulty. Researchers say that dyslexics have a better understanding of space. ... Read more...

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Sir Jackie Stewart: I was millimetres away from a life of violence


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh (Scotland), Nov.2 (ANI): Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart has admitted he was "millimetres" away from a life of crime because of crippling dyslexia which, even today, leaves him unable to fill ... Read more...

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Son of Zeta-Jones and Douglas dyslexic


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) Hollywood star couple Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas's son Dylan suffers from dyslexia.Douglas, who also has daughter Carys with Zeta-Jones, recently revealed the family moved to New York ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom struggled with dyslexia


June 4th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 4 (IANS) Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom has admitted that he struggled with dyslexia. The actor made his battle with dyslexia public at an event at the Child Mind Institute, Rockefeller ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom struggles with dyslexia


June 4th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, June 4 (ANI): British actor Orlando Bloom has opened up about his previously undisclosed battle with dyslexia.During a talk at the Child Mind Institute with Dr. Harold Koplewicz, the 'Lord ... Read more...

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14 disabled children get above 90 percent in Class 12


May 21st, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Fourteen disabled students were among the 199,448 children who secured above 90 percent in the Class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams. According to an ... Read more...

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Clapping along songs improve kids’ brain power


April 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Clapping while singing songs is likely to spur development of important skills in children, a first-ever study on the subject says. "We found that children in the first, second ... Read more...

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Hand-clapping songs improve motor and cognitive skills


April 29th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researcher conducted the first study of hand-clapping songs, revealing a direct link between those activities and the development of important skills in ... Read more...

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Lazy label aggravates kids’ problems


April 15th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Children labelled as lazy by teachers and parents may have numerous learning difficulties that could underlie their apparent lack of motivation, a new study says. Linda Gilmore, educational psychologist ... Read more...

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No link between dyslexia and lack of musical ability


April 9th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists in Belgium have found no link between dyslexia and a lack of musical ability.What's more, the scientists say, attempts to treat dyslexia with music therapy are unwarranted.The ... Read more...

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Joel Rifkin: Documentary On American Serial Killer


March 3rd, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Joel Rifkin, Documentary of American Serial Killer is a glaring example of America's most notorious serial killer involved in more than a dozen killing between 1989 ... Read more...

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Mum reveals Oz solo sailor’s dyslexia hell


January 31st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Jan.31 (ANI): The mother of teen sailor Jessica Watson has revealed for the first time the private pain that is driving her daughter's dream of going around the globe.The 16-year-old was ... Read more...

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Innovative toolkit to speed up learning in dyslexic kids


January 27th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A digital designer at University of Cincinnati (UC) has created 21st century electronic toolkit to speed up learning in children with dyslexia.Renee Seward from College of Design, ... Read more...

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Double-handed kids more likely to suffer mental, scholastic problems


January 25th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 25 (IANS) Children who are ambidextrous or able to use both hands are more likely to suffer mental, language and scholastic problems than their either-handed counterparts. Researchers from Imperial College London ... Read more...

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We must encourage children to question: Aamir Khan


January 10th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who tackled the problem of dyslexia in his 2007 hit "Taare Zameen Par" and threw light on the pressure of studies in his ... Read more...

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What’s dyslexia? Court tells petitioner to watch ‘Taare Zameen Par’


January 7th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) What should a person do who doesn't know what dyslexia is? Watch Aamir Khan's "Taare Zameen Par". This is what the Delhi High Court advised a ... Read more...

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Nicole Fox Bags The Title Of America’s Next Top Model


November 19th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov. 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) America's Next Top Model, has churned out its first petite model-winner, Nicole Fox, who just hits the 5'7 mark. The 18-year-old, resident of Louisville, who just ... Read more...

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Disfigured Malay Indian recounts his success story


September 20th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 20 (ANI): Despite being born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate and no cheekbones, Malay-Indian Selva Kumar Vijayakumar, 26, recalls how he braved his way through teasing to ... Read more...

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‘Indian teachers still not trained to tackle dyslexia’ (With Image, Sep 5 is Teacher’s Day)


September 5th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Until 10 years ago, India was not dealing with learning disabilities like dyslexia in school. While the picture has changed somewhat in Delhi, other ... Read more...

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Critical gene for brain development, mental retardation identified


September 5th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered that a brain protein, called srGAP2, plays a vital role in brain development ... Read more...

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New discovery supports existence of dyslexia subtypes


June 25th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Researchers from University of Edinburgh have found certain neurological differences that can support the existence of various subtypes of dyslexia.These differences can be linked to different language difficulties ... Read more...

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Goldie Hawn honoured for education efforts


May 12th, 2009 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Oscar-award winning actress Goldie Hawn has been honoured with an award for helping raise awareness about mental health issues in US schools. The "Cactus Flower" star picked up the ... Read more...

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Einstein, Churchill were not dyslexic, says expert


January 8th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 8 (ANI): Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill were not dyslexic, according to Massey University College of Education pro-vice chancellor James Chapman.Professor Chapman, who is also the president of the ... Read more...

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Tom Cruise credits Scientology for fixing his dyslexia


January 5th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Cruise has credited his Scientology faith with helping him overcome dyslexia insisting he was illiterate until he followed the teachings of the controversial religion's founder ... Read more...

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Dyslexia may be in your genes


October 11th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 11 (ANI): German researchers say that dyslexia, a learning disability whose sufferers struggle with reading and writing, can occur due to genetic causes. We are trying to find out ... Read more...

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Keira Knightley wants to prove shes not dumb


August 3rd, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Keira Knightley is determined to prove that she is not dumb, even though she dropped out of school at the age of 17.Knightley, known for her roles ... Read more...

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More kids suffer from number blindness than dyslexia


June 9th, 2008 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): There are more kids who suffer from number blindness, the disorder that makes it difficult for them to understand maths and numbers, than those who suffer from ... Read more...

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Scientists identify genes that may regulate musical aptitude


May 20th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): University of Helsinki researchers have identified several genes and genetic variants that may regulate musical aptitude.Their findings stem from molecular and statistical genetic studies in 15 ... Read more...

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Amol Gupte to make film on roller-skating


May 9th, 2008 - 9:45 am ICT by admin
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) "Taare Zameen Par" (TZP) writer Amol Gupte has moved on from painting and Aamir Khan to do a film on roller-skating and wants Salman Khan ... Read more...

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It hurt when Aamir said he was ‘Taare…’ director: Amol Gupte


April 10th, 2008 - 11:05 am ICT by admin
(Interview) By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Almost four months after the release of "Taare Zameen Par" (TZP), its writer Amol Gupte talks about his disappointment. He says he was both surprised ... Read more...

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Childhood dyslexia taught Bloom to work twice as hard


December 7th, 2007 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom revealed that his childhood dyslexia helped him carve a niche for himself in the Hollywood.The Pirates of the Caribbean star admitted that he used ... Read more...

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Brain abnormalities found in people who cant read fast


December 4th, 2007 - 3:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that some people who have problems reading quickly may be having abnormalities in the white matter of their brains, which consists mostly of ... Read more...

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