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In this section, we provide suggested references and information on issues pertinent to our quarterly topic or recent research. We’re focusing on some current research references relevant to our work with children and adults.

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Phonological deficits alone explain part of the dyslexia picture.

Learning to read requires an association between visual and phonological information. The results of this study demonstrated that children with dyslexia have deficits in cross-modal memory binding as compared to controls. In addition, children with dyslexia made more phonological errors and binding errors than the control group. The authors conclude that a purely phonological deficit in dyslexia does not explain the overall pattern of errors seen in children with dyslexia vs. controls. Albano, D.; Garcia, R.B; Cornoldi, C. (2016). Deficits in Working Memory Visual-Phonological Binding in Children With Dyslexia. Psychology & Neuroscience, 9(4), 411-419.

Social participation may promote successful aging.

According to the results from a large, longitudinal, multi-national study, social participation predicted cognitive functioning related to executive functioning and memory. Impact was similar other typical variables such as health (physical and mental) and exercise. Bourassa, K.J., Memel, M., Woolverton, C., Sbarra, D.A. (2017). Social participation predicts cognitive functioning in aging adults over time: Comparisons with physical health, depression, and physical activity. Aging & Mental Health, 21(2), 133-146.