Center Research

Center Research in Progress

  • Through a grant from the Division of Special Education of the Tennessee State Department of Education, three public schools are participating in a study to determine the effects of an intervention program on the reading performance of students receiving special education services.

Past Center Research

  • An investigation of an "Early Signs" checklists, for parents, to target children (ages 5-8) who may be at-risk of failure in reading and spelling (may be dyslexic).
  • An investigation of speech discrimination errors among students with dyslexia with and without histories of multiple middle-ear infections.
  • An investigation of a three-minute task to screen for potentially dyslexic readers (grades 2-8)
  • A search for the gene(s) associated with dyslexia in one large family.

Important Events


April 21, 2018
Stimulating Children's Listening, Speaking, and Reading Skills to Support Literacy Development
Parents | Teachers

June 18 & 19, 2018
Teaching Students with Intellectual Disability to Read with Friends on the Block: A Comprehensive Text-Centered Early Literacy Curriculum
Dr. Jill Allor
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