Predicting dyslexia at 8 years of age using neonatal brain responses
Journal/Book: Brain Lang. 2000; 72: 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. Academic Press Inc. 238-245.
Abstract: Auditory event-related potentials recorded Lit birth to speech and nonspeech syllables from six scalp electrodes discriminated between newborn infants who 8 years later would be characterized as dyslexic, poor, or normal readers. These findings indicate that reading problems can be identified and possible interventions undertaken up to 9 years earlier than is currently possible.
Note: Article Molfese DL, Univ Louisville, Dept Psychol & Brain Sci, 317 Life Sci, Belknap Campus, Louisville,KY 40292 USA
Keyword(s): dyslexia; reading; laterality; auditory evoked response; event-related potential; ERP; electrophysiology; CORTICAL RESPONSES; NEWBORN-INFANTS; SPEECH STIMULI; DISCRIMINATION; CHILDREN; HEMISPHERE; DEFICITS