|Lead: Jonathan Preston
Status: writing up
Late onset of spoken language has been associated with performance on school-age measures of language skill, and has been identified as a risk factor for dyslexia. Using fMRI, we examined school-age children who began to speak sentences Early, On-Time, or Late based on parent report. Activation in left putamen, superior temporal gyrus, and thalamus was consistently lower in late talkers during visual and auditory language processing.