The Reading Brain

It was my early training as a dyslexia expert that sparked my fascination with the brain. As neuroscience has grown, I’ve kept up with many aspects of the science of reading and how children become readers and confident book-lovers – and why they sometimes don’t. Reading for pleasure is not a “nice-to-have” – the evidence now is that has vast benefits. My mission is to help teachers and librarians bring those benefits to all children by sharing the evidence with policy-makers and senior management and by helping teachers and librarians share the evidence, too.

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The reading brain