One of the studies also examines brain activation patterns using fMRI during reading and attention tasks. Over 1000 children and adolescents have participated in the fMRI studies at the Center examining reading and attention. Children and adolescents who have metal, e.g., braces, are not eligible to participate in the fMRI but may be eligible for the companion study which does not involve MRI.
Children and adolescents who are good readers are also being recruited to help interpret the results in children with dyslexia. These good readers will not receive medication but will receive the full academic testing.
The program encompasses approximately 9 months and has been carefully designed to offer optimal monitoring of academic and behavioral progress. An academic report with recommendations is provided at the end of the study, as well as compensation for expenses related to participating in the study.