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In Language at the Speed of Sight, Dr. Mark Seidenberg examines the disconnect between science and education and how it leads to illiteracy in America. Both an expert look at our relationship with the written word and a rousing call to action, this book is essential for parents, educators, policy makers, and all others who want to understand why so many fail to read and how to change that.
"Cognitive neuroscientist Seidenberg digs deep into the science of reading to reveal the ways human beings learn how to read and process language.... Seidenberg's analysis is backed up by numerous studies and tables of data. His approach is pragmatic, myth-destroying and rooted in science—and his writing makes for powerful reading."―Publishers Weekly
"If every educator, parent, and policy maker would read and heed the content of this book, the rates of functional illiteracy, with all their destructive sequelae, would be significantly reduced."―Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid
"Every teacher of young children as well as those who train them should read this book."―Wall Street Journal
For those with qualifying physical print disabilities, Language at the Speed of Sight is available as a human-voiced audiobook through the National Library Service here.
Application materials for free National Library Services available here. For questions, contact Dan Gausman, Librarian, MN State Services for the Blind, 651-539-1422.
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