Australian study shows more lefties need special education in our schools
In July 2010, the Lefty's Resource Centre conducted a brief study of 34 primary schools to look at the predominance of left-handers in special education classes From over 12,300 students in the survey population, 10.1% were left-handed. Of the 1562 students with special education needs, 14.7% were left-handed. This validates the general belief that lefties are over-represented in both ends of the spectrum: the brilliant and those needing assistance. Click here to read our Media Release for Left-Hander's Day 2010.
Scientists find possible genetic code for left-handedness!
An international team of scientists have discovered a gene that increases the chance of being left-handed. The gene, LRRTM1, is thought to modify the development of asymmetry in the brain. Click on this link
to read an abstract of the article, published in the medical journal Molecular Psychiatry in July 2007.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 16:07