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 2|22 pages

The Brain and Developmental Dyslexia

Genes, Anatomy, and Behavior

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

part II|86 pages

Methods and Tools

part III|104 pages

Neurobiological, Genetic, and Cognitive Aspects