Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dyslexia and Brain Training

By understanding the neurobiological side of dyslexia, researchers have designed a type of coaching which helped dyslexics develop into better readers after eight weeks of the training. In the coaching, the dyslexic subject was forced to understand the basic sounds of language rapidly.

While 'brain' coaching with sounds, a brain imaging scan was performed. The areas which do not operate correctly, were activated by the coaching and this was maintained at an optimum level for the duration of the testing. Apart from the problem areas of the brain, different areas had been affected and enhanced by the training.

This 'brain' coaching is essential to help them distinguish the difference between the letters. One of the problems of dyslexics is how they distinguish letters and words with very similar sounds. The words are broken down into sounds and they are exaggerated or slowed right down to put emphasis on the separate sounds.

After the coaching, the students collaboration skills are increased, in the use of language and when studying for exams. This marked improvement in their ability to study and communicate also made them more confident, which is a big bonus for people with normally low self esteem.

The best option would be to find a cognitive coach or a study centre that has the power to deal with dyslexics. Tutoring would allow them to make use of completely different exercises, based on their needs. These centres would also have information on other dyslexia instruments, or aids that involve brain exercises and games.


I have changed some of the wording in this article to make it more readable. The original text has been written by a non-native English speaker and, although the message is very relevant, the meaning was a little difficult to determine immediately.

To read the full article go to the following linkDealing With Dyslexia Through Mind Training | Daily Health Care Tips

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