Reading development and instruction is a primary concern for both general and special educators. Despite decades of research that has focused on how to insure that all children become successful readers, the rate of reading failure in the Unites States remains high. While there are various components that lead to reading failure, knowing the signs of children at risk for developing reading difficulties is essential. In this webinar, Dr. Cutting will discuss the basics of reading development, the behavioral and neurobiological characteristics of children who struggle with reading, and how research on dyslexia has informed teaching practices in both general and special education.