Mind, Brain and Education in Reading Disorders

Mind, Brain and Education in Reading Disorders

by Kurt W. Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521854792

ISBN-13: 9780521854795

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

One of the key topics for establishing meaningful links between brain sciences and education is the development of reading. How does biology constrain learning to read? How does experience shape the development of reading skills? How does research on biology and behavior connect to the ways that schools, teachers, and parents help children learn to read, particularly…  See more details below

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One of the key topics for establishing meaningful links between brain sciences and education is the development of reading. How does biology constrain learning to read? How does experience shape the development of reading skills? How does research on biology and behavior connect to the ways that schools, teachers, and parents help children learn to read, particularly in the face of disabilities that interfere with learning? This book addresses these questions and illuminates why reading disorders have been hard to identify, how recent research has established a firm base of knowledge about the cognitive neuroscience of reading problems and the learning tools for overcoming them, and, finally, what the future holds for relating mind, brain, and education to understanding reading difficulties. Connecting knowledge from neuroscience, genetics, cognitive science, child development, neuropsychology, and education, this book will be of interest to both academic researchers and graduate students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521854795
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents


List of figures     xii
List of tables     xiv
List of contributors     xv
Acknowledgements     xvii
What is Reading, and What are Reading Disorders? Looking to Neuroscience, Evolution, and Genetics
Toward a grounded synthesis of mind, brain, and education for reading disorders: an introduction to the field and this book   Kurt W. Fischer   Mary Helen Immordino-Yang   Deborah Waber     3
An evolutionary perspective on reading and reading disorders   Mary Helen Immordino-Yang   Terrence W. Deacon     16
Essay: Brain volume and the acquisition of adaptive capacities   Verne S. Caviness     30
The genetics of dyslexia: what is the phenotype?   Albert M. Galaburda   Gordon F. Sherman     37
Reading and the Growing Brain: Methodology and History
A brief history of time, phonology, and other explanations of developmental dyslexia   Maryanne Wolf   Jane Ashby     61
Approaches to behavioral and neurological research on learning disabilities: in search of a deeper synthesis   Robbie Case     80
Growth cycles of mind and brain: analyzing developmental pathways of learning disorders   Kurt W. Fischer   L. Todd Rose   Samuel P. Rose     101
Essay: Cycles and gradients in developmentof the cortex   Robert W. Thatcher     124
Brain bases of reading disabilities   Francine Benes   Juliana Pare-Blagoev     133
The neural correlates of reading disorder: functional magnetic resonance imaging   Juliana Pare-Blagoev     148
Patterns of cortical connection in children with learning problems   Frank H. Duffy     168
Essay: The role of experience in brain development: adverse effects of childhood maltreatment   Martin H. Teicher     176
Watching Children Read
Finding common ground to promote dialogue and collaboration: using case material to jointly observe children's behavior   Jane Holmes Bernstein     181
Analyzing the reading abilities of four boys: educational implications   Susan Brady     196
First impressions: What four readers can teach us   Benita A. Blachman     217
Analysis of reading disorders from a neuropsychological perspective   H. Gerry Taylor     227
An educational/psychological perspective on the behaviors of three children with reading disabilities   Joseph K. Torgesen     243
Reading Skills in the Long Term
The importance of comprehension in reading problems and instruction   Joseph C. Campione     255
Essay: Bring reading research to the trenches   Sandra Priest Rose     261
What successful adults with dyslexia teach educators about children   Rosalie Fink     246
Is a synthesis possible? Making doubly sure in research and application   David Rose     282
Transcript and behavioral data from Profiles in Reading Skills (Four Boys)     293
Index     327

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