For most people learning to read is just like learning to do any other skill. Beginning readers:             Left Hemisphere Right Hemisphere   1) see the letters and hear the sounds   2) attach the sounds to the letters 3) practice putting sounds to groups of letters as words   4) create scripts that tellContinue reading “HOW WE LEARN TO READ”

What Happens in Our Brains As We Learn to Read

Reading is an essential skill, required for almost anything we do. For most of us, it’s an almost magical transformation – learning the letters, sounding out the words, putting them together with ideas … and then … the wonderful moment we find ourself pulled completely into a book. We’re reading fluently!

But not everybody learns to read easily. Some people struggle to recognize new words long after their friends have moved on to more advanced books. These people may be dyslexic.