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Title: Neurocognitive mechanisms of co‐occurring math difficulties in dyslexia: Differences in executive function and visuospatial processing
Abstract Research Highlights

Children with reading disabilities (RD) frequently have a co‐occurring math disability (MD), but the mechanisms behind this high comorbidity are not well understood.

We examined differences in phonological awareness, reading skills, and executive function between children with RD only versus co‐occurring RD+MD using behavioral and fMRI measures.

Children with RD only versus RD+MD did not differ in their phonological processing, either behaviorally or in the brain.

RD+MD was associated with additional behavioral difficulties in working memory, and reduced visual cortex activation during a visuospatial working memory task.

 
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NSF-PAR ID:
10458661
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Wiley-Blackwell
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Developmental Science
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
ISSN:
1363-755X
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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