This is Your Brain on Phonics – fMRI and Dyslexia

One of the greatest neuro-myths about dyslexia is that it’s just about reading. Kudos to the Gabrieli lab (and many others) who are unraveling the differences that exist between dyslexic and non-dyslexic children because the science can inform us about what we may need to do as teachers and tutors.

Pure listening tasks (no reading) show:

1. Dyslexic children ‘hear’ or process sounds differently from non-dyslexic children.

2. Dyslexic children show greater activation of the right temporoparietal cortex.