This week, a new research study was summarized in an article in the LA Times:
It’s not surprising that an intensive six-month training program for children with poor reading skills improves their performance, as a new study has demonstrated. The unexpected finding is that the skills program actually spurred brain changes that could be the underpinnings for the children’s progress.
The malleability of the brain extends well into adolescence. Reach’s work will not only produce improved literacy, but it will help to develop the brain connections necessary for future learning. We can, and will, do so much better for our high school students.
Thanks, as always, for reading.