Brain activity pattern signals ability to compensate for dyslexia – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Brain scans of dyslexic adolescents who were later able to compensate for their dyslexia have shown a distinct pattern of brain activity when compared to scans of teens that were unable to compensate. Dr. Brett Miller at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says each child underwent a battery of tests to determine reading abilities.
Miller: The researchers also had the adolescents complete some reading related tasks while monitoring brain activity.
Narrator: He adds measures of brain activity could someday predict which dyslexia treatments will succeed for specific individuals. For details on this study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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