Whereas adults process most discrete neural tasks in specific areas in one or the other of their brain's two hemispheres, young children use both the right and left hemispheres to do the same task. The finding suggests a possible reason why children appear to recover from neural injury much easier than adults.
Children who had strong early reading skills in their native Spanish language when they entered kindergarten experienced greater growth in their ability to read English from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Study Finds Government Policies Push Schools to Prioritize Creating Better Test-Takers Over Better People
Researchers bring together 18 language-intervention research and empirical studies that address the word gap, the inequities in early experience with language that can place some children at a disadvantage.