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Does anyone in your family have developmental dyslexia?

Do you have a 2-8 month-old infant?

The Gaab Lab is looking for infants for a longitudinal infant dyslexia study using MRI.

Why participate? The goal is to better understand underlying factors that contribute to dyslexia and to investigate early indicators of dyslexia, behaviorally and in the brain.

What is involved?  We will look at your infant’s cognitive and language development using fun interactive games and then we will measure your infant’s brain structure and development with the help of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRI is a noninvasive and safe radiation-free research method that has been a valuable experience for participants and their families.

You will be asked to return to participate when your child is a toddler and in early childhood.

Both parents will also be asked to participate in cognitive and language assessments and brain imaging at one time point during the study.

Where? Boston Children’s Hospital at Boston/Waltham; Developmental Medicine Center

When? At your convenience, weekdays or weekends.

How to participate? Contact the Gaab lab at (857) 218-4629 or email

More Information: This investigation is conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital. Visit our website or or contact the Gaab lab at (857) 218-4629.

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Recommended Books

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain, by Brock and Fernette Eide, Published by the Penguin Group

In this book, Brock and Fernette Eide explain how individuals with dyslexia share a unique learning style that can create advantages in a classroom, at a job, or at home. The authors show how these individuals may excel at spatial reasoning, seeing insightful connections that others might miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity.

Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution, by Hallowell and Mooney, Published by Fireside

Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently—but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such “academic failures”—that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success—and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.

Children’s Books About Dyslexia

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