Development of Literacy


Jason Yeatman, PhD
Patrick Donnelly


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  • Amelia Bachleda, PhD
  • Melanie Fish
  • Marley Jarvis, PhD
  • Sarah Roseberry Lytle, PhD
  • Lily Shafer
  • Elizabeth Zack, PhD
  • Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD
  • Andrew N. Meltzoff, PhD
  • Dyslexia
    a learning disability characterized by poor spelling and difficulties with word recognition and word decoding. It is unrelated to intelligence, motivation, or school experience
    Explicit instruction
    systematic and direct teaching that takes into account students’ prior knowledge
    Phonics-based reading instruction
    teaching focused on how letters represent sounds and how words can be sounded out by knowing letter-sound correspondences
    the brain’s ability to change as a result of experience