Reading Intervention Project

Status: 
On-going
Overview: 

With support from a grant awarded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01 HD086011), the RLDC launches a study of an online reading intervention for dyslexia. Drs. Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus and colleagues at Cincinnati Children’s, Washington University, and The Technion Institute of Technology in Israel, will test a new intervention. This intervention targets executive functions as a cause for nonfluent reading in children ages 8 to 12 years of age. The study will enroll 120 children with and without reading difficulties over the next 5 years. The goal is to determine the effect that the Reading Acceleration Program has on reading fluency and comprehension as well as how it remodels brain circuitry for reading and how long the effects last. To enroll your child, please call Colleen Gerding at 513-803-4279.

What is the purpose of this study?: 

To look at brain imaging before and after an eight week reading intervention program.

Who can participate?: 

Students enrolled in pre-selected area schools, and interested people from the community. Ages 8-12, with no history of ADHD.

What will happen in the study?: 

Students will be tested with behavioral assessments, brain scan and an eye tracking session, both before and after using the eight week reading intervention program.

Will you/your child be paid to be in the study?: 

Parents/children will receive up to $150 for completion of the study.

Who should I contact for more information?: 

Colleen Gerding, 513-803-4279 (Colleen.Gerding@cchmc.org)      

 

Study Doctor: 

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, PhD