Reading Fluency

Current Insights from Neurocognitive Research and Intervention Studies

  • Asaid Khateb
  • Irit Bar-Kochva

Part of the Literacy Studies book series (LITS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Irit Bar-Kochva, Asaid Khateb, R. Malatesha Joshi
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Cognitive and Biological Basis of Fluency Related Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Tami Katzir, Joanna A. Christodoulou, Bernard Chang
      Pages 11-23
    3. Kaja K. Jasińska, Stephen Frost, Peter Molfese, Nicole Landi, W. Einar Mencl, Jay Rueckl et al.
      Pages 25-49
    4. Orly Lipka, Tami Katzir, Shelley Shaul
      Pages 91-104
  4. Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Telse Nagler, Sven Lindberg, Marcus Hasselhorn
      Pages 107-123

About this book


The book is dedicated to the blessed memory of Prof. Zvia Breznitz, whose groundbreaking research has made a tremendous impact on the understanding of fluency in reading. The book presents a multidimensional perspective of recent research and reviews on fluency in reading. The first part presents recent brain-imaging findings from studies into the neurobiological basis of reading, as well as cognitive and language studies exploring the underlying factors of fluency in reading and its development. The second part comprises reviews of intervention studies that address reading ability, and in particular, fluency in reading. The book provides a unique multilingual perspective on reading research by including studies of readers of different orthographies and speakers of different languages. Both scientists exploring the different aspects of reading and language, and clinicians of reading intervention will find this book not only of great interest but extremely useful in its clear and in-depth presentation of current reading research.


Eye movements and ERPS Fluency and comprehension Reading acquisition Reading and development Reading disability Reading process Reading skills in Finnish The Neurobiological Basis of Fluency The reading acceleration program

Editors and affiliations

  • Asaid Khateb
    • 1
  • Irit Bar-Kochva
    • 2
  1. 1.Edmond J. Safra Brain Research CentUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.German Inst for Int'l Edu Res (DIPFFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30476-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30478-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-000X
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-0018
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