On SAGE Insight: Neuroscience and literacy acquisition

Special Section
Guest Editor: Urs Maurer and Catherine McBride
International Journal of Behavioral Development

This special section is devoted to the topic “Neuroscience and Literacy Acquisition.” It presents some of the most up-to-date thinking in the area of reading from a neuroscience perspective. These articles, by some of the best known and respected researchers in the area, have been written for those who are not necessarily specialists in neuroscience but who have a special interest in the very wide-ranging area of literacy development and impairment. Literacy research presents a particular challenge for developmental psychologists because learning to read and to write involves some skills that are expressly developmental and others that are clearly focused on explicit teaching and learning.

The special section also highlights the importance of culture, which presumably encompasses various components of the literacy learning experience including language, script, home environment, and government and school approaches to teaching reading and writing

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Article details
Neuroscience and literacy acquisition
Introduction to the special section
Urs Maurer, Catherine McBride
First Published November 2, 2017
DOI: 10.1177/0165025417740435
From International Journal of Behavioral Development

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