Phonological Intervention in Students at Risk for Dyslexia with/without Additional Writing Difficulties

will it shift the cerebral laterality pattern?

Project Details

  • PhD Student : Nadia Papadopoulou

Do interventions for dyslexia have neurological effects in children?

Previous research (Richards & Berninger, 2008; Shaywitz et al., 2004; Simos et al., 2002) has repeatedly shown that atypical cerebral laterality for reading can shift towards more typical patterns after phonological interventions in children with dyslexia. We aim to investigate whether this cortical reorganization after phonological interventions is coupled with a shift in cerebral laterality for writing.

Richards, T. L., & Berninger, V. W. (2008). Abnormal fMRI connectivity in children with dyslexia during a phoneme task: Before but not after treatment. Journal Of Neurolinguistics, 21(4), 294-304. Shaywitz, B. A., Shaywitz, S. E., Blachman, B. A., Pugh, K. R., Fulbright, R. K., Skudlarski, P., . . . Marchione, K. E. (2004). Development of left occipitotemporal systems for skilled reading in children after a phonologically-based intervention. Biological Psychiatry, 55(9), 926-933.
Simos, P. G., Fletcher, J. M., Bergman, E., Breier, J., Foorman, B., Castillo, E., . . . Papanicolaou, A. (2002). Dyslexia-specific brain activation profile becomes normal following successful remedial training. Neurology, 58(8), 1203-1213.