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Abstract #3007

Atypical Sulcal Patterns in Pre-Readers and Beginning Readers with a Familial Risk for Developmental Dyslexia

Kiho Im1, Nora M. Raschle1, Jennifer Zuk1, Jennifer Minas2, Ola Ozranov-Palchik1, Nadine Gaab1, Patricia Ellen Grant3

1Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 2Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States; 3Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States

Developmental dyslexia (DD) is one of the most prominent specific learning disabilities, affecting 5-17% of children. The goal of this study was to investigate possible structural pre-markers of DD in pre-readers as well as beginning readers using sulcal pattern analysis.