The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Clinical Studies Under Way

Yale Medical School


The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity is currently recruiting 10-16 year old children and adolescents to participate in two unique studies designed to evaluate the effectiveness of medication on reading and attention.

Investigational New Treatment for Dyslexia

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity announces two new research studies designed to improve reading in children with dyslexia.

The studies focus on Atomoxetine (Strattera), which preliminary studies suggest may be helpful in improving reading. One study involves state-of-the-art brain imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI, to relate children's improvement in reading to the brain systems for reading. The other study is similar but does not involve fMRI.

We are inviting children and adolescents between 10 and 16 years of age with:

  • dyslexia (reading difficulties); or
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Children and adolescents who are good readers are also being recruited to help interpret the results in children with dyslexia, and these good readers will not receive study medication but will receive the full academic testing.

How to Participate

The study will be discussed in detail prior to scheduling an appointment. Families will receive a summary of the evaluation with recommendations and also receive monetary compensation at the completion of the study.

Study participants receive a comprehensive battery of ability and reading achievement tests, a diagnostic interview, physical with laboratory studies. Participants meeting criteria for the study are then assigned to a group, given medication or placebo and monitored. Participants meet with a physician at each monitoring visit as well as the study staff. A physician and the coordinator are available at all times for phone consultation throughout the study.

At the conclusion of the study, families receive a comprehensive report of academic skills and compensation for their travel, food and time in participating. Individuals will be referred to their private physicians if they want to take the medication following the study.

To obtain detailed information
regarding participation, please call:
Karen (203) 764-9158

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