By Daniel Willingham, Ph.D.
Is there a critical period of brain plasticity for literacy? We know that brain development progresses with age. If a child does not learn to read at the right age, has the brain lost its plasticity such that learning to read will be more difficult?
For at least one aspect of brain plasticity, we […]Read More....
By Tim Shanahan and Richard Allington
Dear Dr. Shanahan,
My question centers on identifying students for special education. Research says identify students early, avoid the IQ-discrepancy model formula for identification, and use an RTI framework for identification and intervention.
That said, I have noticed that as a result of high stakes accountability linked to teacher evaluations there seems […]Read More....