A new book helps researchers screen for potential reading difficulties in young children.
The characteristics of language structure and writing system may explain why some bilingual people are dyslexic in English, but not in their other proficient language.
Dyslexic children of lower socioeconomic status benefit more from summer reading programs than their more affluent peers, a new study reports.
A structural brain scaffold in infants serves as a foundation for literacy. Language and reading may refine this pre-existing brain scaffold. The study also reveals robust language networks activate while children sleep if stories are read to them during slumber.
People with dyslexia experience difficulties when acoustic variation was added to speech sounds. In the absence of the variation, neural speech sound processing was consistent between dyslexic and typical readers. Difficulties in detecting linguistically relevant information during acoustic variation in speech may contribute to a dyslexic person's deficits in forming native language phoneme representations during infancy.
Researchers discover significant sex-based brain anatomy differences between males and females with dyslexia.
Children whose mothers were exposed to PBDE flame retardants while pregnancy had less efficient reading networks, and increased risk of developing reading disorders.
The first two years of primary education are a critical point for the development of the brain's reading network in children, researchers say.
A new study reveals language is learned in brain systems that predate humans.