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Dyslexia and the Brain


How does the brain of a child with dyslexia work differently? In this video, Guinevere Eden, PhD, breaks down how our brains function related to learning language. Eden and her colleagues were the first to apply functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to the study of dyslexia. As highly technical and complex as this topic can be, Eden does an amazing job clearly articulating how our brains change when we learn to read, and the difference that a successful dyslexia intervention can make in brain function.

NOTE: Video presented by Understood.org . Eden is a graduate from University College London, received her doctorate in     physiology from Oxford University and conducted her postdoctoral training at the NIH in Washington, DC. Her work is 

    supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). She has also served as 

    scientific co-director for NSF-funded Science of Learning Center, which is housed at Gallaudet University, and was the 

    president of the International Dyslexia  Association.


Understood.org held a panel discussion called, “Dyslexia Understood: Research, Instruction and Awareness.” Top experts in the field of dyslexia, including Barbara Wilson, co-founder of Wilson Language Training®, discussed the latest developments in brain research and instructional methods, and addressed how those advances can help children and their families. To view the recording, click here.