From Education News: Deciphering Sounds Over Background Noise May Diagnose Reading Problems
by Grace Smith
In an effort to determine whether children are at risk for later learning difficulties, new research has found it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle with learning to read.
Studies are showing that the predictor has to do with how the brain deciphers speech in the midst of a noisy background. Lauran Neergaard of Associated Press writes that researchers from Northwestern University have analyzed brain waves of children as young as three and drawn remarkable conclusions.