What types of things can you learn about dyslexia at MIT? Brain scans may help diagnose dyslexia.
Differences in a key language structure can be seen even before children start learning to read.
Excellent article and video.
http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2013/brain-scans-may-help-diagnose-dyslexia-0813Anne Trafton, MIT News Office
August 13, 2013
On January, 10, 2014, Congressmen Bill Cassidy, M.D., the Co-Chair of the House Dyslexia Caucus, submitted a resolution calling for the House to acknowledge the impact of dyslexia and urge schools and educational agencies to address its impact on students. Dr. Cassidy released the following statement:
“Dyslexia affects millions of Americans, including many students. We know that many with dyslexia are among our brightest and most successful. If dyslexia is identified in elementary school and the appropriate resources are given to these children, America can produce more teachers, more scientists and more entrepreneurs. This resolution pushes schools and educational agencies to address this challenge and provide evidence-based solutions for dyslexic students.”
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Dyslexia Awareness Month Proclamation: September 24, 2013 at Gabrieli Lab MIT
DD-MA was very excited to bring the Governor's recent proclamation to MIT!
Exciting research is being done that demonstrates the biological/neurological indicators of dyslexia with MRI imaging.
Thank you to Dr. Gabrieli, Dr. Gaab and Dr. Norton and their Assistants for welcoming us, for interest in Dyslexia Awareness and for the work you are doing!!
Please see more on this fascinating and important research, including a video at
Ola Ozernov-Palchik, Graduate Student, Tufts/Children's Hospital Boston
Dr. John Gabrieli, Principal Investigator, MIT
Dr. Nadine Gaab, Principal Investigator, Children's Hospital Boston
Abbie Cyr, Research Assistant, MIT
Nicole Mitsakis, Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts
Sara Beach, Research Assistant, MIT
Dr. Elizabeth Norton, Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT
Nancy Duggan, Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts
Julia Duggan, Trinity College Sophomore, who along with Decoding Dyslexia -MA requested that the Governor proclaim October as Dyslexia Awareness Month.
Governor's Office with State House staff, Kerriann Kelleher and Dzenita Cifric.
Look for other posts to see where the Proclamation goes!!!!
Horn Pond Walk
Sunday, October 6, 2013
8:00 - 10:00 am Early Breakfast
$5 Children 10 years of age and under
Walk 11:00 am (Rain or Shine)
Woburn Masonic Hall
17 Arlington Rd., Woburn, MA
to benefit The Children's Dyslexia Center - Boston North
A Masonic Charity
Head on over to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. They have a great video on how learning affects a child's emotions.
You Tube video about famous people with dyslexia.