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Partnering Schools

Our work depends on volunteers who offer their time to come and participate in our research. We work with schools and thank the leadership, staff, students, and families of the following schools for engaging in our research and research-related activities:

Siena School

In March 2016, CSL graduate students led a 10th grade science class from the Siena School in a four-day workshop on brain anatomy and imaging methods. Visit The Synapse Project for a write-up of the event.

Jemicy School

Thirty-two students from the Jemicy School participated in our research studies. As a result of this, we learned the following:

Changes in Reading Ability and Brain Structure after Instruction

Georgetown University Medical Center Update

This study, published in NeuroImage in 2011, examined whether improvements in reading ability were accompanied by changes in brain structure after a reading intervention in eleven children with dyslexia. The intervention focused on the relationship between letters (and groups of letters) and the sounds they make. It used a 'multi-sensory' approach that included mental tracing of letters while simultaneously naming the letter. This increased in difficulty to multiple letters and syllables as the intervention went on. Read more...

Brain Anatomy of Dyslexia Is Not the Same in Men and Women, Boys and Girls

Press Release

This study, published in Brain Structure and Function in 2013, is the first to examine anatomical differences, specifically gray matter volume, in the brains of females with and without the common reading disability developmental dyslexia. Read more...

Abnormal Visual Motion Processing is a Consequence and not a Cause of Developmental Dyslexia

There is a longstanding debate about whether the visual symptoms observed in developmental dyslexia (attributed to dysfunction of the visual magnocellular system and measured here via brain activity underlying visual motion perception) have a causal role in this common learning disability. In this study, published in Neuron in 2013, we found a correlation between magnocellular visual system function and reading ability in normal controls. Read more...

Dyslexia Impacts Mathematical Processing

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