Weekly Roundup: Comorbidity & Music In Exams

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Dyscalculia And Dyslexia In Adults: Cognitive Bases Of Comorbidity

This article covers the co-occurrence or comorbidity of dyscalculia and dyslexia. According to this paper there is a 40% chance that if you have dyslexia, you will also have dyscalculia. The causes and consequences of this comorbidity are poorly understood and require further research. The evidence so far is that dyscalculia and dyslexia remain cognitively independent from each other in adulthood, yet they share some domain-general impairments, such as poor verbal short term memory span.

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The School Where Pupils Can Wear Headphones And Listen To Music During Exams

This school in Stockport is hoping that listening to music in exams will help students with learning difficulties focus, relax and concentrate as they tackle their GCSE’s. It has been proven in some cases that music can aid your endurance in exams by providing motivation and improving your mood!

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