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Study: A day of Video Games tops a year of therapy for dyslexic readers

#11shawnmckPosted 3/1/2013 2:13:13 PM
FFTHEWINNER posted...
What does "dyslexic" mean >_>?


^ don't know if you are serious or not...
But dyslexia is a reading disorder, where people can't read in sequence.
They just have trouble making out words.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyslexia
#12WhiteBaitKentPosted 3/1/2013 2:17:16 PM
vigorm0rtis posted...
Seeing as how dyslexia is a language morphology issue in the brain, I'm going to guess that this study was making the same mistake that a lot of studies do and mistaking dyslexia and ADHD.


Either way, it's great to see a positive effect playing video games can have on those with slight disabilities/disorders or just in general since the mainstream media seems to despise this fun pastime of ours.
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#13IWUPosted 3/1/2013 2:18:39 PM
FFTHEWINNER posted...
What does "dyslexic" mean >_>?


Developmental reading disorder is a reading disability that occurs when the brain does not properly recognize and process certain symbols.
It is also called dyslexia.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Developmental reading disorder (DRD), or dyslexia, occurs when there is a problem in areas of the brain that help interpret language. It is not caused by vision problems. The disorder is a specific information processing problem. It does not interfere with one's ability to think or to understand complex ideas. Most people with DRD have normal intelligence. Many have above-average intelligence.
DRD may appear with developmental writing disorder and developmental arithmetic disorder.
The condition often runs in families.

Symptoms

A person with DRD may have trouble rhyming and separating sounds that make up spoken words. These abilities seem to be important in learning to read. A child's early reading skills are based on word recognition. That involves being able to separate out the sounds in words and match them with letters and groups of letters.
Because people with DRD have difficulty connecting the sounds of language to the letters of words. They may have difficulty understanding sentences.
True dyslexia is much broader than simply confusing or transposing letters. For example, mistaking b and d."
In general, symptoms of DRD may include:

1. Difficulty determining the meaning of a simple sentence

2. Difficulty learning to recognize written words

3. Difficulty rhyming

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002379/
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#14shawnmckPosted 3/1/2013 2:22:35 PM
Playing video-games also improves hand-eye coordination and other visual skills.
Its a fact.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/05/0528_030528_videogames.html

http://voices.yahoo.com/do-videogames-improve-hand-eye-coordination-more-than-2610434.html?cat=25

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/12/the-benefits-of-video-games/
#152NIKNIMPosted 3/1/2013 2:41:48 PM
They should re-release The Typing of the Dead in HD.
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#16vigorm0rtisPosted 3/1/2013 2:44:13 PM
WhiteBaitKent posted...
vigorm0rtis posted...
Seeing as how dyslexia is a language morphology issue in the brain, I'm going to guess that this study was making the same mistake that a lot of studies do and mistaking dyslexia and ADHD.


Either way, it's great to see a positive effect playing video games can have on those with slight disabilities/disorders or just in general since the mainstream media seems to despise this fun pastime of ours.


I won't argue against that, in fact, video games are also being used in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders, but I have trouble believing it has a strong effect on dyslexia.
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#17IWUPosted 3/1/2013 2:48:30 PM
vigorm0rtis posted...
WhiteBaitKent posted...
vigorm0rtis posted...
Seeing as how dyslexia is a language morphology issue in the brain, I'm going to guess that this study was making the same mistake that a lot of studies do and mistaking dyslexia and ADHD.


Either way, it's great to see a positive effect playing video games can have on those with slight disabilities/disorders or just in general since the mainstream media seems to despise this fun pastime of ours.


I won't argue against that, in fact, video games are also being used in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders, but I have trouble believing it has a strong effect on dyslexia.


At the same time, I have trouble believing the people who were organizing this study misdiagnose ALL the children involved, or at the very least all the children involved with the action game portion of the study which is what your implication would imply.
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#18vigorm0rtisPosted 3/1/2013 2:52:44 PM
IWU posted...


At the same time, I have trouble believing the people who were organizing this study misdiagnose ALL the children involved, or at the very least all the children involved with the action game portion of the study which is what your implication would imply.


It's hard to say. I teach dyslexic students with the ALC, and we see misdiagnosis more often than correct diagnosis. If even a portion of the subjects were incorrectly diagnosed, the whole study's a wash either way.
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#19WhiteBaitKentPosted 3/1/2013 2:54:03 PM
vigorm0rtis posted...
WhiteBaitKent posted...
vigorm0rtis posted...
Seeing as how dyslexia is a language morphology issue in the brain, I'm going to guess that this study was making the same mistake that a lot of studies do and mistaking dyslexia and ADHD.


Either way, it's great to see a positive effect playing video games can have on those with slight disabilities/disorders or just in general since the mainstream media seems to despise this fun pastime of ours.


I won't argue against that, in fact, video games are also being used in the treatment of Alzheimer's and other cognitive disorders, but I have trouble believing it has a strong effect on dyslexia.


Agreed. I see more of a correlation between, like you said, ADHD and Action games than Dyslexia and Action games. Video games being used in treatment of Alzheimer's sounds very interesting as well.
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