Edited by Eliane Segers and Paul van den Broek
[Not in series 206] 2017
► pp. 29–49
Good reading skills are crucial for success in the modern world. Reading disability (RD) is characterized as a brain-based difficulty in acquiring fluent decoding skill, usually associated with problems in operating on the phonological structures of language. In this chapter we briefly review recent findings from our lab and others which indicate that atypically developing children fail to organize a coherent attention and reading “circuits” that in typically developing (TD) readers comes online to support skilled processing. New discoveries on how gene-brain-behavior pathways in young children interact with environment and how all this impacts language development and reading outcomes. We also provide a brief overview of the latest research from our lab and others on the brain basis of treatment and remediation of language, attention and literacy challenges.