• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

Chapter 5: Familial Predictors of Dyslexia: Evidence from Preschool Children with and without Familial Dyslexia Risk

Familial Predictors of Dyslexia: Evidence from Preschool Children with and without Familial Dyslexia Risk
Familial predictors of dyslexia: Evidence from preschool children with and without familial dyslexia risk

This chapter

  • discusses the relations between structure and function differences identified from brain imaging techniques; and
  • reviews familial risk for dyslexia.
Introduction

Attempts to link morphology differences in the early stages of brain development with familial risk for dyslexia are reviewed. While impressive gains have been made over the past two decades, much still waits further investigation. With inconsistencies across reports in identifying specific morphological markers of familial risk, researchers appear to be moving towards a model that multiple brain morphological factors in different combinations may relate to risk for dyslexia either at a general or a more specific level. ...

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