Speech Perception and Reading

Speech Perception and Reading

Speech Perception and Reading

Date posted: May 21, 2015

Can you predict when children are newborns if they will be successful readers in school?

Brain-based Research – How the Brain Learns to Read, a recent post on the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy blog, presents some research that claims that the innate ability to discriminate between the sounds of ‘b’ and ‘p’ is an accurate predictor of becoming a proficient reader.

The following video clip from the Reading and the Brain segment of the PBS series Launching Young Readers looks at some of that research.

What do you think?

For more information on the brain and reading, contact library@decoda.ca to borrow books, including the latest edition of David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns to Read, mentioned in the CBAL post.

(If you have time, it’s worth watching the whole Reading and the Brain show. Just click the playlist at the top of the video screen.)

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