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