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Cognitive Skills and Reading

Learning to read well requires that the basic processes of decoding and comprehending become automatic so that they do not have to be thought about consciously. Readers who must decode letters and words consciously are distracted by the process and are thus unable to concentrate on the meaning of what they are reading. This paper discusses the underlying cognitive skills needed in order to be able to learn to read, and how those skills can be enhanced.