Dyslexia and Inferior Colliculus (Barbara Reynolds )

Subject: Dyslexia and Inferior Colliculus
From:    Barbara Reynolds  <br_auditory(at)HOTMAIL.COM>
Date:    Wed, 10 Dec 2003 07:13:18 -0600

<html><div style='background-color:'><DIV class=RTE>Thanks to everyone for their response.&nbsp; Apparently at present there are no studies that indicate pathology at the level of the IC.&nbsp; There is pathology in the form of overabundance of small neurons and similar "Dyslexic" characteristics at the level of the medial geniculate, predominantly in the left hemisphere.&nbsp; This would account for some of the temporal auditory processing disorders that are present among dyslexics.</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>Follow up question?.&nbsp; Is anybody besides me using the Random Gap Detection Test routinely among those children with reading disorders or speech and language disorders.&nbsp; I'm getting an very high rate of abnormal gap detection among these children, particularly dyslexics and those who have had a history of malnutrition.</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>Barb</DIV></div><br clear=all><hr> <a href="http://g.msn.com/8HMAENUS/2740??PS=">Our best dial-up offer is back. Get MSN Dial-up Internet Service for 6 months (at) $9.95/month now! </a> </html>

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