Clue About Future Reading Progress in Dyslexic Children

A study on brain scans of adolescents with dyslexia, offered a clue about future reading progress among dyslexic children. The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The finding raises the possibility that a test one day could be developed to predict which individuals with dyslexia would most likely benefit from specific treatments.The study takes an important step toward realising the potential benefits of combining neuroscience and education research by showing how brain scanning measures are sensitive to individual differences that predict educationally relevant outcomes. The research was primarily conducted at Stanford University and led by Fumiko Hoeft, associate director of neuroimaging applications at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The finding provides insight into how certain individuals with dyslexia may compensate for reading difficulties.   


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