Learning to Read Again

Read in The Gazette about the work of Dr. Michael McCloskey (Cognitive Science, KSAS), his discovery of a new reading disorder, and his team's research on the nature of the disorder and possibilities for remediation.  The article describes the case of a 12 year-old girl who suffered a stroke, and could no longer make sense of words or numbers.  The McCloskey team established basic characteristics of the disorder, and then devised a special alphabet that allowed her  to read again. This unusual case study sheds light on how the brain allows us to read.  The work is currently being funded by the Science of Learning Institute.  (read more)