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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

3,415 Mile Bike Ride for Dyslexia

Tour For Dyslexia- Beginning May 13, 2012

To raise money for the Children's Dyslexia Center in State College, PA, Larry Emigh will ride his bicycle across the United States, from Los Angeles, CA to Boston, MA.

Raising funds to support the Center is important because it provides free tutoring to dyslexic children between 6 and 18 years of age.

To learn more about Larry's ride or to donate, click here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dyslexia Discussed on NPR Radio

Today, February 15, 2012, Diane Rehm, host of the Diane Rehm Show on NPR, discussed aspects of the dyslexic brain.

To listen to this informative discussion visit The Diane Rehm Show website. Search for the story entitled The Dyslexic Brain, and click on the "listen" button.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Improving Comprehension for Struggling Readers

A helpful article from

"Reading comprehension is critical for school success, and students with LD often struggle to understand what they read. As parents and teachers, it's important to learn ways to help students read more successfully and with meaning."

Learn more here.