UCSF Dyslexia Center

Mission
The mission of the UCSF Dyslexia Center is to address and remove the debilitating effects of dyslexia while preserving, and even enhancing, the strengths of each individual.
Approach
At the UCSF Dyslexia Center we take a multidisciplinary approach based on latest scientific discoveries in neuroscience to characterize the strengths and weaknesses associated with dyslexia.
Why UCSF?
UCSF is perfectly poised to lead the way in dyslexia research due to its impeccable infrastructure, technology, intellectual resources, and track record of success.
Dyslexia Phenotype Project
The UCSF Dyslexia Center will focus on evaluating and improving each individual's difficulties in written language by designing personalized, brain-based strategies rooted in their strengths
Neuroscience Tool Development
Researchers in the Dyslexia Center are working to build a growth chart of brain networks and to identify markers that predict dyslexia before symptoms appear.

Mission and Approach

 

The mission of the UCSF Dyslexia Center is to eliminate the debilitating effects of developmental dyslexia while preserving and even enhancing the relative strengths of each individual. In addition, we aim to develop best practice protocols to implement individually catered interventions in classrooms throughout the country.

To accomplish our mission, we have

  • Assembled an interdisciplinary team of preeminent scientists to contribute to our multifaceted approach in characterizing the strengths and weaknesses associated with developmental dyslexia,
  • Enlisted the talents of renowned neuroscientists, geneticists and clinicians across language, reading, cognition, aging, visuospatial, aging and social domains to help us to excel in examining the whole person throughout the lifespan, and
  • Utilized the newest neuroimaging and genetic techniques in individuals and families to evaluate neurobiology as it relates to cognitive and biological phenotypes.

Finally, we work closely with schools and educators to apply the knowledge gained from this unique program to develop early interventions and educational strategies to help children with dyslexia thrive.

 

Dyslexia Center Overview with Gavin Newsom