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The Neurocircuitry for Reading Anterior (frontal) OCCIPITOTEMPORAL (VENTRAL) TEMPOROPARIETAL (DORSAL)

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1 The Neurocircuitry for Reading Anterior (frontal) OCCIPITOTEMPORAL (VENTRAL) TEMPOROPARIETAL (DORSAL)

2 Neurotrajectories in Reading Development Anterior Occipitotemporal Temporoparietal Increases in age and reading skill are associated with increased specialization of left hemisphere posterior brain regions Question: Given age-related changes in experience and plasticity how will this differ in adult learners?

3 The Neurobiology of Reading Disability Functional/structural neuroimaging indicate that poor readers, especially children, adolescents, and adults with reading disabilities fail to organize left hemisphere temporoparietal and occipitotemporal brain regions into a coherent reading circuit: 1) unstable and reduced brain activation 2) reduced connectivity 3) problems in learning, and consolidation of new learning 4) reduced grey matter volume 5) white matter tract anomalies

4 Instruction and the Neurocircuitry for Reading A growing number of studies with children and young adolescents have shown that effective remediation is associated with at least partial normalization of the neurocircuitry for reading. Question: Given age-related changes in brain plasticity and experience how might this differ in adult struggling readers?


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