Written by a former special education teacher and school psychologist with 35 years experience, this book assists parents and teachers with an interest in reading, language and the brain as well as those concerned about their childs language acquisition. Language acquisition is a complex biological and intellectual process by which humans acquire the ability to communicate and comprehend language.The book begins with the history of English as a unique language that is an artifact of Britains many invasions and settlements. As a result of its assimilation of other languages, mastery of English offers unique challenges to native speakers and second language learners alike. Reading and the Brain provides a brief but concise time-line of how writing evolved followed by how the brain itself processes both spoken and written language.Drawing from his diverse background in education, teaching and neurophysiology Noel Eastwood provides tips on how to support your child through their journey to mastery and the role that neural maturation and learning readiness plays in that success. This book provides insights that rarely come in the one package for teachers, educators and parents into the amazing process of language and learning. Short book format - 60 pages.