Using an fMRI to distinguish between dyslexia and other reading difficulties

A recent study finds that an fMRI may be able to distinguish between children who have dyslexia and those that simply need more exposure to books. “When young children were being told a story, a number of regions in the left part of the brain became active. These are the areas involved in understanding the meaning of words and concepts and also in memory. A doctor might order an fMRI for a young child if he shows early signs of problems with literacy. These brain scans could help distinguish between differences in the left-sided brain network identified in the current study, which would suggest that the child needs more exposure to books, or in other regions that could be associated with other reading difficulties, such as dyslexia.”
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