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Introduction: Reading and the Brain

Reading and the Brain explores how brain scientists are working to solve the puzzle of why some children struggle to read and others don’t.

Reading and the Brain

The brain of a child with reading problems handles reading differently than the brain of a strong reader.

Biomapping the brain

To find out if Jenna’s reading problems may be related to the way her brain processes sound, Dr. Kraus is using some well-known technology in a new way.


Ben may be dyslexic, but he’s also a published author! 

Jerry Pinkney on Literacy

Jerry Pinkney addresses the importance of literacy at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival. 

A Thirst to Read

Although Michael struggles to read, he has always had a passion for books and reading.

Reading Together

After discovering that Michael had dyslexia, Diane Giardina changed her approach to reading aloud.