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Dear Friend with Dyslexia

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Dear Friend with dyslexia,

I am not an expert on dyslexia – nothing of the sort – but I did recently attend a summer institute on the neuroscience of reading.  1,638 more words


The Neuroscience of Reading - Part 3

Theories on the Causes/Effects of Dyslexia

On the third day of the Learning and the Brain: Neuroscience of Reading summer institute, Dr. Gabrieli shared some other theories about presenting causes/effects (it’s very difficult to determine which is a cause and which is an effect) of dyslexia.  1,316 more words


The Neuroscience of Reading – Part 2

The second day of Learning and the Brain’s “Neuroscience of Reading” summer institute was a continuation of great learning.  The majority of the lecture time was spent examining what’s going on in the brain of regular readers and those with reading disorders, specifically dyslexia. 1,336 more words


The Neuroscience of Reading - Part 1

I currently have the privilege of attending a Learning and the Brain summer institute on the Neuroscience of Reading with Dr. John Gabrieli and Dr. Joanna Christodoulou on the MIT campus in Cambridge.  1,496 more words


Stanford Study On Brain Waves Shows How Different Teaching Methods Affect Reading Development

Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading. 1,049 more words

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Stanford Study on Brain waves shows focussing on Phonics enables better reading development

If you want your kid to develop better reading skills, it is best to teach them to sound out C-A-T rather than instructing them to memorize the word “Cat”. 666 more words


Engaging the Brain’s Reward System: The ‘Sci-napse’ Project

By: Paul Howard-Jones

We can all see the extent to which video games engage young people. Teachers often notice how willingly students respond to learning when it’s in the form of a game, and I noticed this myself when I was a teacher. 786 more words