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Want to find out more about your child’s development?

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for children who do not have a history of learning differences, depression, anxiety, or attention problems. If your child is eligible, we will do a number of tasks to assess your child’s cognitive strengths. We hope that findings from this study will help us better understand the neural mechanisms underlying dyslexia. 

Can we take part?

We are looking for typically developing children, preferably between the ages of 7-13, who do not have a history of learning differences, anxiety, depression, or attention problems. Your child must be able to have an MRI done to participate in our study.

If you are currently seeking an evaluation for whether your child or an adult has dysleixa, please visit our webpage regarding the UCSF Pediatric Language Clinic or our Resources webpage. 

What will we be asked to do?

First, get in touch with us by email at Dyselxia@ucsf.edu. You will be asked to fill out a few questionnaires at home, or over the phone. Then you will be asked to come into the UCSF campus for your child to complete a short screen. If eligible for the study, they will receive an MRI and additional cognitive testing. We ask that participants come in for one full day of testing, but can be flexible with our time commitment if needed.

What’s in it for us?

Participants can earn between $20-40 in compensation, a picture of their brain, and a report of the academic and neuropsychological testing results. Parking will also be compensated.