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:: Volume 9, Issue 3 (Autumn 2009 2009) ::
JOEC 2009, 9(3): 255-272 Back to browse issues page
Dyslexia: The Role of Cerebellum
Ahmad Ramezani Vasookolaee
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Objective: This review article outlines the thinking and evidence behind our hypothesis that the problems suffered by dyslexic people may be attributable to some cerebellar deficits. Method: Firstly, we provide an overview of recent evidences that propose a central role for the cerebellum in cognitive skills in particular those scaffolded by spoken language in addition to its well-recognized role in motor skills. Secondly, some evidences from Sheffield Laboratory outlined that cerebellar function is abnormal in dyslexia condition. Results and Conclusion: Two specific lines of evidence are considered: behavioral and converging evidence from neuroimaging which demonstrate significant differences between the dyslexic and control groups. The same battery of behavioral tests was applied to a group of children who are non-discrepant poor readers. Finally, an ontogenetic casual chain was provided for the development of dyslexia in terms of cerebellar deficits from birth

Keywords: Cerebellar Deficits, Dyslexia, Cognitive Skills
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2009/03/1 | Accepted: 2009/09/12 | Published: 2009/12/21
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Volume 9, Issue 3 (Autumn 2009 2009) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه کودکان استثنایی Journal of Exceptional Children

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