Predicting dyslexia at 8 years of age using neonatal brain responses

Dennis L. Molfese

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Auditory event-related potentials recorded at birth to speech and nonspeech syllables from six scalp electrodes discriminated between newborn infants who 8 years later would be characterized as dyslexic, poor, or normal readers. These findings indicate that reading problems can be identified and possible interventions undertaken up to 9 years earlier than is currently possible. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-245
Number of pages8
JournalBrain and Language
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Auditory evoked response
  • Dyslexia
  • Electrophysiology
  • Event-related potential, ERP
  • Laterality
  • Reading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Speech and Hearing


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