Graduate Program in Neuroscience

July 30, 2018

Neuroscience Faculty discovers how intensive teaching changes brain circuitry in struggling readers

Scientists have theorized that the structure of neural connections can change the way that children identify letters and even alter the way they recognize different words. According to a new UW study by Neuroscience Faculty member Jason Yeatman, struggling readers who receive intensive educational intervention show a strengthened neural circuitry after just 8 weeks. “The process of educating a child is physically changing the brain” According to Dr. Yeatman.

 

To read the full article check out: http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/06/14/teachers-are-brain-engineers-uw-study-shows-how-intensive-instruction-changes-brain-circuitry-in-struggling-readers/