The chapter examines whether the cognitive deficits that young dyslexic’s (4th graders) exhibit are similar to those of adult university students dyslexics, in addition to their outcomes of intervention. This question was investigated with the use of behavioral, electrophysiological and source estimation of brain activation measures. The results revealed a different pattern of the behavioral profile and brain activity among the dyslexic in both age groups. This may indicate that compensatory mechanisms developed among adult dyslexics during their years of print exposure, and they manage to overcome some of their difficulties. In spite of their differences in the behavioral measures both age groups of dyslexic share similar characteristics, mainly in brain activity patterns. Both age groups benefited from the intervention although the different outcomes in each age group.
|Title of host publication
|Reading, Writing, Mathematics and the Developing Brain
|Subtitle of host publication
|Listening to Many Voices
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2012
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Psychology