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Transcript of Dyslexia
specialize on dyslexia
pill to help them focus and make letters clearer
build confidence Incidence World Wide most common learning disability
70-80% having trouble reading
1 in 5 people
many famous people with dyslexia Abstract Dyslexia is a brain-based reading disorder, which affects from 5-15% of the world's population. People who have dyslexia find it much harder to read than people without, which can cause emotional stress for children who have this learning disability. Though environmental factors may affect the degree of dyslexia, in general, dyslexia is genetically inherited as a recessive gene. No cure has been developed for dyslexia, though there are various treatments, such as educational programs and Irlen lenses, with varying degrees of success. Today, we are asking for a grant to develop a better and more effective treatment for dyslexia. The Problem DRD (developmental reading disorder)
normal/above average IQ
discouraging and frustrating for children
may lead to problems 3 years Citations "NINDS Dyslexia Information Page." Dyslexia Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). National Institutes of Health, 30 Sept. 2011. Web. 18 May 2013. <http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dyslexia/dyslexia.htm>.
"Dyslexia Statistics." Dyslexia Statistics. Dyslexia Health, 2009. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://www.dyslexiahealth.com/dyslexia-statistics/>.
"Famous People With Dyslexia." The Power Of Dyslexia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May 2013. <http://www.thepowerofdyslexia.com/famous-dyslexics/>.
"The British Dyslexia Association | Famous Dyslexics." Famous Dyslexics. The British Dyslexia Association, n.d. Web. 14 May 2013. <http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about-dyslexia/famous-dyslexics.html>.
"Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia." Famous People with the Gift of Dyslexia. Dyslexia the Gift, 02 Apr. 2013. Web. 25 May 2013. <http://www.dyslexia.com/famous.htm>.
J., Nopola-Hemmi, Myllyluoma B., Haltia T., Taipale M., Ollikainen V., Ahonen T., Voutilainen A., Kere J., and Widen E. "A Dominant Gene for Developmental Dyslexia on Chromosome 3." PMC - NCBI. National Center for Biotechnology Information, Oct. 2001. Web. 14 May 2013. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1734736/>.
Irlen, Helen. "Sample Distortions." Irlen Institute, Colored Lenses, Colored Overlays, Diagnosticians, Screeners. Irlen, 1987. Web. 25 May 2013. <http://irlen.com/distortioneffects.php>.
"Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs." Dyslexia Symptoms and Signs. Learning Info, n.d. Web. 29 May 2013. <http://dyslexia.learninginfo.org/symptoms.htm>.
"Who We Help." Irlen Institute, Colored Lenses, Colored Overlays, Diagnosticians, Screeners. Irlen Institute, 1998. Web. 29 May 2013. <http://irlen.com/index.php?s=who>. Dislecsya Our Budget 3,518,200 presented to you by April and Ashley Wang Thank you for listening! Link to Genetics runs in families
chromosomes 3, 6, 15 Current Research found chromosomes that trigger
treatments: Irlen lenses
50% of dyslexia is genetic buffer money: $300,000
2 chemists: $50,000/year each for 3 years
1 neurologist: $150,000/year for 3 years
1 biologist: $70,000/year for 3 years
6 Interns: $36000/year (total $648,000)
clinical trial subjects: 25 test subjects
paid $2,500 each (total $62,500)
pills for interns: 5,000 each (total
research lab: Houston, Texas
$35,700/month (total $1,285,200)
lab supplies: $250,000 clinical trials developing A Little History 1881 - Oswald Berkhan discovered
1887 - Rudolf Berlin created term 'dyslexia'
1949 - A study discovers that dyslexics
read faster right to left
1980 - Irlen lenses method discovered 2015 research 1.5 years