Reading Intervention & Brain Function

May 7, 2015, at noon


Child Development and Behavior Branch (CDBB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD


6100 Executive Boulevard, 5th Floor Conference Room, Bethesda, Maryland


Research program grants promote interdisciplinary, synergistic research that is not always possible with investigator-initiated project grants. To illustrate how this synergy can emerge, Jack Fletcher, Ph.D., ABPP (ABCN), will present results from a series of NICHD-supported studies on learning disabilities that paired randomized clinical trials of reading interventions with functional neuroimaging studies.

In addition, Dr. Fletcher will also discuss other projects that build upon this pairing and that address fundamental issues related to learning disabilities, including identification, the role of IQ tests, and the role of executive functions. He will also put the study results into the broader context of research findings resulting from the overall Learning Disabilities Research Centers program.

Dr. Fletcher is a Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston, and currently leads one of four NICHD Learning Disabilities Research Centers.

This event is open to the public, but seating is limited; please RSVP to Laureen Lee no later than May 4, 2015.

If you require a sign language interpreter and/or other reasonable accommodations, please contact Laureen Lee.


Laureen Lee, CDBB, DER, NICHD
Tel: (301) 402–5261

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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