[Athen] New Research on the Physical Basis of Dyslexia

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Apr 27 13:24:05 PDT 2010

Interesting new research on the physical basis of dyslexia. A link to the
full article and a brief summary can be found below.


Structural differences in dyslexic brain
VANDERBILT (US)-Children with dyslexia often struggle with reading, writing,
and spelling. A new study
on=0&_userid=483663&md5=497a9f9f269cb1a6f3e29f7a8f5fd383> suggests the
difficulties may be linked to structural differences in the part of their
brain known to play a role in oral language.
Using an emerging MRI technique, called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI),
researchers discovered the variations in an important bundle of white matter
in the left-hemisphere language network. Details are reported in the journal

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

The HTCTU provides leadership, training, and support to the California
Community Colleges in using technology to promote the success of students
with disabilities.

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