Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Meet the Expert: Reading and Dyslexia

After completing the first part of her graduate studies in English literature and planning to pursue a Ph.D., Maryanne Wolf made a year-long commitment to teach children with a variety of learning challenges in Waialua, Hawaii. It was an experience that changed her life. "That little tiny town taught me the consequences of not becoming literate," says Wolf.

She spent the next twenty years developing and evaluating methods of testing and treating dyslexia. Today, she is the Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University.

In Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, Dr. Wolf gives educators an eloquent, sweeping account of the evolution of reading, its development across the life of an individual, and the fascinating mix of gift and difference that is dyslexia. Connie Juel, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Stanford University says, "Quite simply this book is spectacular.... Be prepared to be amazed."

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