New technology for diagnosing dyslexia

Cardiff Metropolitan University is carrying out trials using new technology to speed up diagnoses for dyslexia. A tool, known as RADAR (Rapid Assessment for Dyslexia and Abnormalities in Reading) is believed to be able to detect dyslexia earlier and with greater precision. According to the RadarMission Ltd website ‘ Building Read more…

A 5-minute emotional workout

Fika is a new app for students at school and university which aimed at helping to build up emotional fitness. By following the app’s daily 5-minute emotional workouts, students can develop confidence, resilience, adaptability and acceptance, while also improving focus, social connection and empathy. For schools and universities, this can Read more…

Disturbed sleep linked to ADHD

Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy and being unable to control behaviour – the main manifestations of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – have been linked to disruptions in sleep, researchers have revealed. Read more from this article at The Guardian website at https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/02/disturbed-sleep-patterns-may-be-key-to-adhd