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2020 Vision: The Institute for the Study and Prevention of ACQUIRED Learning Disabilities

“Learning – it’s the only thing that will never fail us” – Leonardo da Vinci Everything we know about who we are, what we are, why we are, how to do things, and how to change things, we have learned. Learning shapes virtually everything about human life. Implicitly we agree that learning is the central dynamic […]

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Right now. This c-o-d-e, MY words, YOUR mind?

How is it that as your eyes look at this c-o-d-e YOUR inner voice speaks MY words? Do you have a good understanding of how your brain does this? How your brain, like an MP3 player “runs” this c-o-d-e, and “plays” my words into your mind? If you don’t understand reading as an “artificially” seeded, […]

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Is reading an artificially inseminated language experience?

  Reading is an artificially inseminated language experience. Artificial in the sense that the words we are speaking-hearing are not naturally occurring nor are they originating – like thinking or self-talk – within our own minds. Inseminated in the sense that the words we are reading are entering our minds artificially. When we read, our […]

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Embedding Interactive Orthography

Webpages – Articles – Stories – Lessons – Guides – Manuals – Courses – Journals – Blogs – Ezines – Tests – Epubs – Surveys – Assessments – Newsletters – Advertisements – Announcements. QUESTION 1: If people with lower literacy skills or limited English could read your content would they enjoy or benefit from doing so? QUESTION […]

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OUR WORSENING NATIONAL LEARNING CRISIS – PISA 2019

NATIONAL LEARNING CRISIS The founders of the U.S. created a framework that liberated, enabled, and ignited a more learning-oriented way of being united. Not perfect, but more perfect. More perfectly conducive to a new kind of collective learning that ultimately lead us to become the world’s most intelligent nation. Today, predatorily stupidified by the machinations […]

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Our Future Depends on How Well We Learn Together

#MeToo #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter #HumanRights #MedicareForAll #ClimateChange #PlanetaryPeace #GenderEquality … Given a multigenerational perspective (which we better have) and the unprecedented complexity, uncertainty, and speed of impending challenges (which we better realize), nothing is more important to humanity’s future than how well we LEARN TOGETHER. Every issue we care about can only be resolved by learning […]

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Re: WSJ: The Ultimate Learning Machines

Alison Gopnik has an important new article in the Wall Street Journal called “The Ultimate Learning Machines“. I recommend it, and I would add… The Ultimate Learning Machines Beings Human babies are the most powerful learners in the universe. So much so that state of the art machine learning is now learning from them. What […]

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Paradigm Inertia In Reading Science and Policy – Part 3: Learning Disabled Science

Back to Part 2: A Warning Shot from the Bush Administration Everyone we interviewed agreed: a significant component of the challenge of learning to read (English) is recognizing unfamiliar words fast enough to keep comprehension primed and flowing.   What most challenges the brain and causes the processing delays that “stutter” the flow of reading, […]

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Paradigm Inertia In Reading Science and Policy – Part 2: A Warning Shot from the Bush Administration

Back to Part 1: Children of the Code Though most of our work was very well received, the more we explored the most common “brain processing challenge” involved in learning to read, the more we started to experience resistance. We first noticed this as we began to interview people who didn’t agree with the National […]

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Paradigm Inertia In Reading Science and Policy – Part 1: Children of the Code

The “Children of the Code” project conducted over one hundred in-depth interviews with leading scientists and scholars whose expertise contributed to our prevailing understanding of the “the code and the challenges involved in learning to read it”. Children of the Code Interviewees “This program and the kind of effort that you’re doing seems to be […]

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