Wednesday, February 29, 2012

8.5 Million Dollar Grants Funds Dyslexia Research

A team of researchers at Florida State University was just awarded an 8.5 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue genetic research into the causes of dyslexia.

The 5 year grant continues the funding for the Florida Center for Reading Research--the only learning disabilities research center in the southeast.

According to Richard Wagner, the principal investigator on the project and an Akron, OH native,

“It is really important to be able to identify children as early as possible and try to provide them with prevention programs that are designed to strengthen weak areas, so that when they do get to the point of learning to read, they will have a better outcome than they would otherwise.”

To read the entire article about the grant, click here.

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