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May 25, 2024

Struggling to read?

New study seeks kids 8 - 12

Ohio and Kentucky are stepping up to help young readers with dyslexia while a new research study at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHCM) might help contribute to our understanding of dyslexia.  The study — headed up by Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD., at the Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium (PNRC) — will search for a biomarker in children with dyslexia, as well as explore the effect of a reading intervention program in typical and atypical readers.

Horowitz-Kraus says dyslexia is highly under-diagnosed and as such, causes academic struggles, depression and social isolation for kids who have it. The study is seeking children ages 8 – 12 (with and without reading difficulties) to participate in a four-week reading training program at home on their own computers and through two visits to CCHMC. Some participants will receive an MRI as part of the study.

For details on whether your child qualifies, call 513-636-0160.

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