Our study wants to understand more about how children read in different contexts. In particular, when the focus is on how the word sounds compared to when the focus is on how the word is spelled. To do this we need to look at both children with dyslexia as well as typically reading children.
Children in this study will participate in tests that measure their reading ability in different situations both using paper and pencil tests as well as computer games and MRI scans all on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Our goal is that this information will help us better understand reading in children with dyslexia and typical readers. In turn, this will help in developing reading interventions aimed at helping all children achieve reading success. Financial compensation is available. Children will also receive prizes and a digital image of their brain.