Functional correlates of children's responsiveness to intervention.

Davis N, Barquero L, Compton DL, Fuchs LS, Fuchs D, Gore JC, Anderson AW
Dev Neuropsychol. 2011 36 (3): 288-301

PMID: 21462008 · PMCID: PMC4416061 · DOI:10.1080/87565641.2010.549875

Functional imaging research has yielded evidence of changes in poor readers after instructional intervention. Although it is well established that within the group of children with poor reading there are differences in behavioral response to intervention, little is know about the functional correlates of responsiveness. Therefore, we acquired functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from children identified as "at risk for reading disability" who responded differently to a reading intervention (5 responders; 5 nonresponders; 4 controls). Groups differed in activation level of the left hemisphere posterior superior temporal and the middle temporal gyri, suggesting that future imaging studies should consider responders and nonresponders separately.

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Brain Mapping Cerebral Cortex Child Dyslexia Female Functional Laterality Humans Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Magnetic Resonance Imaging Male Neuropsychological Tests Oxygen Reading Verbal Behavior Verbal Learning

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