Strong consensus supports the idea that a reading disability represents a deficit in the ability to understand and manipulate the underlying structure of the smallest units of sounds in a language (phonemes).1 A range of neurobiological investigations shows a failure of left hemisphere posterior brain systems to function properly during reading in children and adults with reading disabilities. 2 Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) uses blood flow to determine which parts of the brain activate during different types of activity, such as a reading task.3 Evidence of a disruption in the normal reading pathways provides a neurobiological target for reading interventions, and a potential method to assess them. Researchers at Yale University, New Haven, Conn, Syracuse University,...
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics| July 01 2004
Evidence of Functional Changes in Brains After Effective Reading Instruction
AAP Grand Rounds (2004) 12 (1): 6–7.
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Evidence of Functional Changes in Brains After Effective Reading Instruction. AAP Grand Rounds July 2004; 12 (1): 6–7. https://doi.org/10.1542/gr.12-1-6-a
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