Individuals with dyslexia often demonstrate bilateral inferior frontal lobe activation while performing basic reading tasks. To investigate these findings, functional connectivity analyses were conducted on fMRI data collected from children with dyslexia, who did and did not respond well to treatment, and from non-impaired readers. Analysis of active and resting-state fMRI data across 15 participants revealed functional connections between the inferior frontal regions in non-impaired readers and treatment responders, but not in treatment non-responders. Analyses incorporating DTI data revealed associations with anterior corpus callosum structures. These results suggest that bilateral frontal functional connectivity is normative and may facilitate treatment response.
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2011|