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ERIC Number: EJ1148549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1940-4158
Lessons from the Reading Brain for Reading Development and Dyslexia
Wolf, Maryanne; Ullman-Shade, Catherine; Gottwald, Stephanie
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, v21 n2 p143-156 2016
This essay is about the improbable emergence of written language six millennia ago that gave rise to the even more improbable, highly sophisticated reading brain of the twenty-first century. How it emerged and what it comprises--both in its most basic iteration in the very young reader and in its most elaborated iteration in the expert reader--is a story with several important lessons for how we think about reading development and how we approach reading challenges like dyslexia. For, an understanding of how the reading brain develops gives educators a unique lens on what the child has to learn, what the teacher would be wise to teach, and why the organization of the brain of an individual with dyslexia has precious little to do with reading.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States
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