This book brings together in one volume information about the neurobiological, genetic, and behavioral bases of reading and reading disabilities. In recent years, research on assessment and treatment of reading disability (dyslexia) has become a magnet for the application of new techniques and technologies from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. This interdisciplinary fusion has yielded numerous and diverse findings regarding the brain basis of this syndrome, which are discussed in this volume by leading researchers. Intervention approaches based on such research are presented. The book also calls for research in specific directions, to encourage the field to continue moving into the bold frontier of how the brain reads.

The volume is essential reading for a range of researchers, clinicians, and other professionals interested in reading and reading disability, and also commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Extraordinary Brain Conferences hosted by The Dyslexia Foundation.

part I|64 pages

Major Themes in the Study of the Neurobiology of Dyslexia

chapter 1|17 pages

Mapping the Word Reading Circuitry in Skilled and Disabled Readers 1

ByStephen J. Frost, Rebecca Sandak, W. Einar Mencl, Nicole Landi, Jay G. Rueckl, Leonard Katz, Kenneth R. Pugh

chapter 2|22 pages

The Brain and Developmental Dyslexia

Genes, Anatomy, and Behavior
ByGlenn D. Rosen, Yu Wang, Christopher G. Fiondella, Joseph J. LoTurco

chapter 3|22 pages

A Road Less Traveled

From Dyslexia Research Lab to School Front Lines; How Bridging the Researcher–Educator Chasm, Applying Lessons of Cerebrodiversity, and Exploring Talent Can Advance Understanding of Dyslexia
ByGordon F. Sherman, Carolyn D. Cowen

part II|86 pages

Methods and Tools

chapter 4|22 pages

Recent Methodological Advances in the Analysis of Developmental Data

An Introduction to Growth Mixture Models
ByDavid J. Francis, Jack M. Fletcher, Robin Morris

chapter 5|12 pages

Tools for Multimodal Imaging

ByW. Einar Mencl, Stephen J. Frost, Kenneth R. Pugh

chapter 6|33 pages

Computational Modeling and the Neural Bases of Reading and Reading Disorders

ByJay G. Rueckl, Mark S. Seidenberg

chapter 7|16 pages

The Devil Is in the Details

Decoding the Genetics of Reading
ByElena L. Grigorenko, Adam J. Naples

part III|104 pages

Neurobiological, Genetic, and Cognitive Aspects

chapter 8|17 pages

Understanding the Nature of the Phonological Deficit

ByFranck Ramus, Gayaneh Szenkovits

chapter 9|24 pages

Visual Word Recognition Insights

From MEG and Implications for Developmental Dyslexia
ByPiers L. Cornelissen

chapter 10|19 pages

Reading Comprehension

Cognition and Neuroimaging
ByLaurie E. Cutting, Sarah H. Eason, Katherine M. Young, Audrey L. Alberstadt

chapter 12|20 pages

Reading in Hebrew Versus Reading in English

Is There a Qualitative Difference?
ByRam Frost

part IV|45 pages


chapter 13|18 pages

Reading Remediation

State of the Art
ByBarbara Foorman, Stephanie Al Otaiba

chapter 15|11 pages

How the Origins of the Reading Brain Instruct Our Knowledge of Reading Intervention

ByMaryanne Wolf, Stephanie Gottwald, Wendy Galante, Elizabeth Norton, Lynne Miller