How to unlock a reading brain: intervention program taps new neuroscience research to help …

BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the launch of READ 180 Universal, the next generation intervention program that utilizes leading scientific research in brain and cognitive functioning to support struggling readers and unlock their reading abilities.Reading proficiency relies on collaboration among different regions of the brain which together control word analysis, vocalization and articulation, and word recognition and automaticity functions. Recent advances in neuroimaging have yielded increased insight into patterns and behaviors in the brains of struggling readers. These insights have allowed cognitive scientists to pinpoint areas that have the most influence over various literacy functions. READ 180 Universal uses this research, as well as advances in adaptive learning technology, to create customized instructional paths for students that focus on growth activities in the areas…


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