The resilience of the developing reading system: multi-modal evidence of incident and recovery after a pediatric stroke

V. Borghesani, C. Wang, C. Miller, M. L. Mandelli, K. Shapiro, Z. Miller, C. Fox, N. F. Dronkers, M. L. Gorno-Tempini, C. Watson

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Abstract

Decades of neuroscientific findings have elucidated the highly specialized brain areas involved in reading, especially along the ventral occipitotemporal stream where the critical step of recognizing words occurs. We report on a 14-year-old female with temporary dyslexia after a left ventral occipitotemporal ischemic stroke. Our longitudinal multimodal findings show that the resolution of the reading impairment was associated with heightened activity in the left posterior superior and inferior temporal gyri. Our findings highlight the role of the left inferior temporal gyrus in reading and the importance of perilesional and ipsilateral cortical areas for functional recovery after childhood stroke.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurocase
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • acquired dyslexia
  • inferior occipitotemporal cortex
  • lexical access
  • Pediatric stroke
  • reading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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