Dyslexia and problems with phonological processing affect a good percentage of children who are learning to read. New tools and understanding from brain science offer some help.

From Genes to Memes – Part 2

Last month's column discussed the human need to replicate and exchange both biological and cultural information. A gene contains and transmits the cross-generation biological information an organism needs to develop and maintain itself. A meme is the cultural equivalent of...
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From Genes to Memes – Part 1

When we conceived our children, my wife and I had to give them genetic instructions on how to build their bodies, including such developmental issues as nose placement and skin color. Egg and sperm split the instructional task. My March...
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Legislation toward Better Reading

In the heated environment of last year's U.S. presidential election, the subject of education was a common sound bite, with both candidates describing the terrible state of literacy in our nation—and of course each candidate assured us that he was...
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Dual Degrees: Teamwork Brings Solutions to Learning Difficulties

In a small medical office building in Toledo, Ohio, children and their parents gather in a standard patient lobby at the Children's Neurology Center and wait to see the doctor, a pediatric neurologist. There is nothing out of the ordinary...
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