Season 1, Episode 2 The Child's Brain: Syllable from Sound
First Aired: January 22, 2002
“The Child's Brain: Syllable from Sound” (Part 2) explores how children master language. “Nearly all children learn to speak as easily as a bird learns to sing,” says narrator Blair Brown. For some seen here, though, brain abnormalities can impede progress. The hour also looks at how youngsters learn to read, which is more complicated (Brown calls it a “high-wire balancing act”), and studies the case of a boy with dyslexia.