Presentation on theme: "The Neurocircuitry for Reading Anterior (frontal) OCCIPITOTEMPORAL (VENTRAL) TEMPOROPARIETAL (DORSAL)"— Presentation transcript:
The Neurocircuitry for Reading Anterior (frontal) OCCIPITOTEMPORAL (VENTRAL) TEMPOROPARIETAL (DORSAL)
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?
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
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?