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'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia...
SOURCES: Tyler Perrachione, Ph.D., assistant professor, speech, hearing and language sciences, Boston University; Guinevere Eden, Ph.D., director, Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Dec. 21, 2016, Neuron, online

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- People with the reading disability dyslexia may have brain differences that are surprisingly wide-ranging, a new study suggests.

Using specialized brain imaging, scientists found that adults and children with dyslexia showed less ability to "adapt" to sensory i...

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Kids With Concussion Need Vision Check Before Return to School...
SOURCE: University of Alabama at Birmingham, news release, Jan. 5, 2017

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 -- A new study suggests that children who've had a concussion should undergo comprehensive eye exams to see if they're ready to go back to school.

This is especially important, researchers said, for kids who struggle in school.

"Concussed children with visio...

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Parents Have Mixed Views on When to Keep Sick Kids Out of School...
SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, Jan. 16, 2017

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 -- American parents don't always agree when to keep their children home sick from school, a new poll reveals.

The poll included almost 1,500 parents nationwide. All had at least one child aged 6 to 18. The research found that 75 percent had kept their child home sick...

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