UCSF Dyslexia Center

UCSF|UCB DCDC - Spring Symposium 2024: Pathways to Understanding and Innovation
California Governor Gavin Newsom
California Governor Gavin Newsom addresses the UCSF|UCB Schwab Dyslexia & Cognitive Diversity Center's 2022 Spring Symposium on 4/13/2022.
"Dyslexia: Defeating misreading" by Clementine Cunningham
Carlmont High School Journalism staff writer Clementine Cunningham reported on the "Hidden Struggles of Learning Disabilities" in an article that details the experience of an eighth-grade student at Charles Armstrong School.
Student Spotlight: Tadhg
Fourth-grader, Tadhg Lynch, uses Minecraft to create a video that raises awareness of dyslexia through a neuroscience lens.
UCSF | UCB Schwab Dyslexia & Cognitive Diversity Center
New Website Launched!
Dyslexia & Emotion Podcast
Dr. Gorno Tempini on the "Top of Mind" Podcast with Julie Rose on BYU Radio
Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges Are Focus of New $20M Initiative
Children With Dyslexia Show Stronger Emotional Responses
The Other Side of the Brain: Exploring Emotion & Music in Dyslexia
A musical conversation about emotion and music in dyslexia.
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.
Chartwell-UCSF partnership: Gaining a deeper understanding of dyslexia
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.
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.
UCSF is perfectly poised to lead the way in dyslexia research due to its impeccable infrastructure, technology, intellectual resources, and track record of success.

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.