And why effective instruction makes a big difference

How do we learn to read? Unlike spoken language, reading is not a skill the brain is hardwired to develop. Learning to read requires the coordinated work of several brain regions that correspond with different cognitive skills. Neurobiologists have not only identified what’s going on in the brain as a child acquires skill at reading, they have identified differences in that process in children with dyslexia.

How Kids Learn to Read

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