Reading Networks in the Developing Brain

We are investigating the reading networks in the brain of typical readers and of poor readers.

We do so using non-invasive brain imaging methods such as MRI and a set of standardized neuropsychological assessment. We hope to find not only which regions in the brain are different in poor readers, but also how they are connected.

This will help us understand what causes reading difficulties and how to help children struggling to read.

We are currently looking for volunteers aged 9-11 in the following two groups:

1. Children with a diagnosis of developmental dyslexia
2. Children with no history of reading difficulties or any other developmental difficulties

The must be native English speakers and do not have hearing loss.

More information can be found on the website:


Participating families will receive a £30 voucher for taking part and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Date required

Until end of 2016


UCL Institute of Child Health


Merina Su,, 020 7905 2202.

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