What rats and mice can tell us about dyslexia genes and brain development

These kinds of research questions are very difficult to address through exclusively human research. This is because most diagnoses of reading disability and/or “dyslexia” are made well after the early foundations of neural circuitry in the growing brain have been established….Using animal models, however, we can experimentally examine and manipulate some of the critical variables…

Teaching Struggling Readers Foundational Reading Skills

Although most children who struggle to learn to read do not outgrow their reading difficulties, many achieve very good outcomes with effective long-term remediation. In the past two decades, more and more good quality research has been published examining what works for children and adolescents with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. General principles of effective remediation for struggling readers can now be identified. My own research group has contributed to this progress.