Learning Disorders and Disabilities Research and Clinical Trials

Learning Disabilities Program (Deborah Waber, Ph.D.)
Dr. Waber leads research on clinical outcomes after evaluations for suspected learning disabilities. Parents often seek evaluations for their children who struggle in school, yet remarkably little is known about benefits of such evaluations, how children fare after such evaluations and so forth. This research follows up on children who are evaluated to find out whether and how the evaluation helped.

Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (Nadine Gaab, Ph.D.)
Dr. Gaab leads research on brain bases of dyslexia and language disorders using functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Often, a child needs to fail before they come to attention and receive intervention. A primary focus of this research is early identification of dyslexia, which would hopefully lead to earlier intervention.