Interventions for Reading Disabilities in NF1
People with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are at increased risk of learning disabilities, including reading disabilities. NF1 is also associated with deficiency of a protein called neurofibromin. Researchers are investigating whether children who have NF1 benefit from a combination of tutoring in reading and a medication that may counteract neurofibromin deficiency.
Word Learning in Children with Autism
This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of an approach for teaching new words to students with autism and minimal verbal skills. The approach combines joint book reading, computerized instruction, and augmentative and alternative communication. The researchers will also look for variables that affect how well the approach works for different students.