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

Dec 10, 2016
Dyslexia Success Series

Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers

Dec 12 - 16, 2016
Structured Literacy Instruction: The Shelton Academic Reading Approach (SARA)


Jan 28, 2017
The MTSU Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program announces the 
5th Annual MTSU Literacy Research Conference