About this Research Topic
The current Research Topic welcome studies that examine: (1) the brain organization of cognitive functions including speech, language and reading skills, in the healthy and injured developing human brain; (2) the mechanisms of neural reorganization associated with developmental disorders and those disorders occurring after pre- and perinatally-acquired brain lesions of diverse origin (being born preterm, low birth weight, stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy and so forth); (3) different strategies aimed to potentiate adaptive plasticity and discourage non-adaptive plasticity in the damaged developing brain; (4) the role of surrogate demographic, clinical and non-clinical (genetics, neuroimaging, NIBS) biomarkers in predicting spontaneous recovery and response to treatment; (5) the role of intensive therapies alone or combined with biological approaches (NIBS, drugs) in promoting better and faster recovery.
We welcome all submission formats, with emphasis on the following Frontiers Article types: Original Research, Clinical Trials, Case Reports, Mini-Reviews, Opinion, Perspectives, and Technical Reports. Manuscripts, although of an interdisciplinary nature, must have a primary focus on the impact of developmental and acquired speech-language-reading disorders on brain structure and function as well as on the role of emerging combined interventions on both behavioral outcomes and neural structure and function.
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