NICHD Reading and Reading Disorders Research Information

Reading and reading disorders are a particular area of interest for NICHD, which has a diverse research portfolio in learning, learning disabilities, brain function, and overall development. Reading disorders, such as dyslexia, refer to a spectrum of brain-based developmental difficulties in understanding the written word. NICHD’s research interests in this area include understanding the biological bases of written language processing, explaining the development of reading disorders, and evaluating methods to treat these disorders.

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