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Abstract #4589

Investigating the brain volume and shape correlates of reading performance in children with reading difficulties

Yu-Chen Chuang1, Hsiao-Lan Sharon Wang2, and Jun-Cheng Weng1,3,4
1Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2Department of Special Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 3Department of Psychiatry, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan, 4Medical Imaging Research Center, Radiological Research, Chang Gung University and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Reading disability is a special learning disorder based on the neurophysiological of the brain. Schooling children with reading disabilities (CRD) have different ways to process language from normal children (NCRD). Our study investigated the abnormality of brain volume and shape contributing to specific reading disabilities in schooling children. We found the significant difference in brain volume and shape of the parietal, temporal lobe and limbic system between CRD and NCRD. These brain areas are associated with the core phonological processing regions.

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