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Dyslexia Study at Michigan State University

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Posted Sep 11, 2014 at 10:47:21 AM
Subject: Dyslexia Study at Michigan State University


My name is Bethany Sussman and I am announcing a dyslexia intervention study through Michigan State University. We are recruiting 5 year old with and without familial risk for dyslexia and 7 year olds with dyslexia (or possible dyslexia) to participate in our intervention and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) study.

Participants are compensated $10/hr for out of scanner tasks and $25/hr for in scanner tasks. Parents are compensated $10/hr for your time (if you drive more than 50 miles one way, you will be compensated for mileage). At the end of this post is the text from our recruitment flyer.

Please feel free to share this information with others. I am happy to answer any and all questions about this study, as someone with learning disabilities myself, I understand the importance of prioritizing kids with LD.


Bethany L. Sussman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Michigan State University
Oyer Speech and Hearing Building
1026 Red Cedar Road, Room B11
East Lansing, MI 48824


A prospective longitudinal study on children with a familial risk of developmental dyslexia

In this study, we follow up children with and without a familial risk of reading difficulty from age 5 to age 9. We examine whether brain activity at age 5 can predict reading difficulty at age 7. We include an intervention program at age 7 and examine whether the intervention normalizes reading ability in the brain. This study will involve multiple visits to Michigan State University. You will get compensation for your time.

Your child is eligible for this study if she/he:
. is a healthy child at age 5 with or without a family risk of dyslexia, or is a healthy child at age 7 with a diagnosis of dyslexia
. is a native English speaker
. Right handed
. has no Attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder
. no psychiatric or neurological disorders
. no medication affecting the central nervous system
. does not have claustrophobia, has no permanent piercings
or other metal stuff on the body (ONLY applicable for
the fMRI session)

To learn more about this opportunity contact: Gregory J. Spray

(The principal investigator for this project is Dr. Fan Cao in Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University.)
[Modified by: Bethany Sussman on September 11, 2014 10:56 AM]

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