Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties
Read the full article Study First to Use Brain Scans to Forecast Early Reading Difficulties at NeuroscienceNews.com.
UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges.
The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)
Research: “White Matter Morphometric Changes Uniquely Predict Children’s Reading Acquisition” by Chelsea A. Myers, Maaike Vandermosten, Emily A. Farris, Roeland Hancock, Paul Gimenez, Jessica M. Black, Brandi Casto, Miroslav Drahos, Mandeep Tumber, Robert L. Hendren, Charles Hulme, and Fumiko Hoeft in Psychological Science. doi:10.1177/0956797614544511
Image: The researchers found that the developmental course of the children’s white matter volume predicted the kindergarteners’ abilities to read. This image is for illustrative purposes only and is not connected to the research. Credit cuidado infantil.